Interesting scene yesterday at Yankee Stadium, as American Pharoah jockey Viktor Espinoza threw out the first pitch prior to the Yanks/Halos game. As you can see above, they gave him a Yankees jersey for the occasion — nothing unusual about that. The interesting thing was the number on the back (screen shot by reader . . . → Read More: Retired Numbers on Promotional Jerseys: Yea or Nay?
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As many of you know, the Padres provide jerseys — Padres jerseys — to San Diego-area Little League teams. They had a bunch of those Little Leaguers, all wearing No. 42, on hand yesterday at Petco Park for Jackie Robinson Day. Very cool move on their part.
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The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour officially became unbearable last night, as Newsday reported that the Yanks would be retiring Jeter’s number this Sunday — three weeks before the end of the season. That prompted The Daily News to say, “Nuh-uh, no they’re not,”, which in turn prompted Newsday to respond, “Actually, they haven’t decided . . . → Read More: Good Thing the NFL Season Is Starting, and Not a Moment Too Soon
I received a note the other day from longtime reader/contributor Charles Noerenberg, who wanted to catch me up on a bunch of hockey news:
Since you’ve changed the Ticker format to a sport-by-sport breakdown (which I love), I’ve realized that my favorite sport, hockey, has a glaring lack of content each day. I’ve decided . . . → Read More: Catching Up on the NHL