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Category: Player Names/Nameplates

Orioles Finally Fix Glitch on Phenom’s Jersey

Gunnar Henderson has looked good so far — except for his number/NOB spacing. But now that’s been addressed, at least for one of his jerseys. … Plus a new raffle, an NFL-themed cake, and more!

Little Things Mean a Lot: La Stella Gets a Lowercase ‘a’

Click to enlarge Greetings from northern Colorado, where I’m currently spending a few days doing outdoorsy stuff (but may have to high-tail it due to an approaching storm — we’ll …

Let’s Talk About the Coyotes’ Bizarre NOB Lettering

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning! In last Sunday’s Ticker, Phil briefly mentioned the really fun “Los Yotes” pregame jerseys that the Coyotes wore two nights earlier. I …

1970s-80s Orioles Had a Weird Uni Inconsistency

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy last day of February! Hope you all had a good weekend. Now then: People often forget that Reggie Jackson played …

Rangers’ Gilbert Tribute Leads to Bizarre Uni Combo

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images; click to enlarge Visually jarring mix-and-match moment at Madison Square Garden last night, as the Rangers saluted the late Rod Gilbert by wearing …

Period Piece, Revisited

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images; click to enlarge Nearly four years ago, I wrote a piece about how some NFL teams use a period after the “Jr” …

Lost in Space: Mets Broadcasters Have Bizarre Uni Chat

Hello, and happy summer solstice! Hope everyone had a good Juneteenth and Father’s Day. Since yesterday’s post was Phil’s annual “Fathers in Uniform” installment, I want to catch up today …

Rangers Rookie Leads the League in Diacritical Marks

For all photos, click to enlarge Rangers infielder Andy Ibáñez made his big league debut on Tuesday night. He’s a bit of an MLB uni-corn, because his NOB has two …

The Uni Hyphen: How a Little Mark Can Make a Big Difference

Click to enlarge Mets prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong — the 19th overall pick in last year’s MLB draft — made his Grapefruit League debut yesterday. There was lots of chatter about …

Letter-Imperfect: Giants Botch New Uni Element

Allow me to re-introduce myself. #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/sI7hIdxGc3 — SFGiants (@SFGiants) February 23, 2021 We’ve known for several months now that the Giants would be wearing NOBs on their home jerseys …

Trivia Topic: 2 Players with Same Team, Name & Number

Happy Presidents Day, and greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where I’m happy to report that all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. Hope things are also good at …

A Uni Watch Look at the 1972 Liberty Bowl

Longtime reader/pal Jim Vilk was recently watching the 1972 Liberty Bowl on YouTube and noticed that the game featured an unusually large number of uni-notable details (plus it was a …

New Ad Has Awesome Leatherhead Unis — and One Big Error

A few nights ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching reruns of The Office when a commercial for Dewar’s Scotch came on. It featured some really good-looking leatherhead-era football …

A Uni Watch Look at the NFL 2020 Season Opener

The 2020 NFL season got underway last night, as Kansas City hosted Houston. As KC took the field, I was surprised to see that they weren’t wearing a Super Bowl …

NOB Confusion as NBA Successfully Restarts Its Season

For all photos, click to enlarge Some surprising developments during last night’s NBA restart. As expected, many players opted to wear social justice messages in place of their NOBs. But …