Gear up for the 2020 MLB Season with new gear from Nike

Sox in Shorts Redux?

For the White Sox section of my recent ESPN column on the best throwback uni for each MLB team, I wrote, “Nope, no throwback of the infamous “Sox in shorts” uniform — at least not yet. But it’s got to happen someday, right?”

That day could now be at hand. Reader Pat Budny pointed . . . → Read More: Sox in Shorts Redux?

Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything...

Last week I mentioned how several college hoops players, especially on Under Armour-outfitted teams, were rolling up the waistbands on their shorts, maybe to make their shorts shorter or maybe just as a style thing. But center Chris Obekpa, who plays for St. John’s — another Under Armour team — definitely wants his shorts . . . → Read More: Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything…

Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76’

Reader Ed Kozak recently tipped me off to some good uni-centric content in Dan Epstein’s recently published book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76, which was published in late April.

Epstein is the same guy who wrote Big Hair and Plastic Grass, so I guess he’s becoming something . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76’

Funk in the Trunks

After Joe Frazier’s recent death, I mentioned Frazier’s flashy trunks in the first Ali fight and his orange gloves with green thumbs in his first bout with George Foreman.

That prompted a wonderful response from boxing researcher/historian Sunni Khalid, who provided a primer on Frazier’s stylings in the squared circle, along with some . . . → Read More: Funk in the Trunks