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Category: Sleeves

A Uni Watch Look at Don Maynard

Click to enlarge Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard died yesterday. I saw him play during the tail end of his career in the early 1970s, when I was …

Possible Seahawks Prototype Jersey Surfaces

Click to enlarge The folks at the Gridiron Uniform Database recently received a note from one of their website visitors, who wanted to tell them about an interesting Seahawks jersey …

Boned Again: Hidden Detail Lurking in Rams’ Unis

For all photos click to enlarge The photo above shows Rams quarterback Jared Goff and linebacker Leonard Floyd wearing the team’s dishwater jerseys. But if you look closely, you can …

A Close Look at World Series Patch Position Protocol

For all photos, click to enlarge In yesterday’s Uni Watch World Series Preview, I mentioned how joyless and brutalist this year’s World Series sleeve patch is. There’s nothing the Rays …

Reds Have Big Surprise Up Their Sleeves

Embed from Getty Images Ever since the Reds announced their massive 150th-anniversary throwback program last fall, I’ve had yesterday’s game, featuring Cincy’s 1956 road unis, circled on my calendar. That’s …

What Was the Deal with the Mets’ 1986 World Series Caps?

Bear with me here, because today’s entry is going to take a minute to explain. Here’s the deal: MLB caps these days normally have black underbrims. But when the Mets …

Niners Change Their Jersey Stripe Pattern

The one bit of significant uni-related news that emerged from last night’s NFL draft came when the 49ers selected defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with the third overall pick. As you …

Report: Nike Not Planning to Make Sleeved NBA Jerseys

Ever since the NBA announced that Nike would be taking over from Adidas as the league’s uniform outfitter in the fall of 2017, one of the recurring questions on people’s …

Valerie Solanas Would Be Proud: A Brief History of Cutting Up Uniforms

The situation regarding White Sox pitcher Chris Sale reportedly cutting up his team’s throwback jerseys is certainly unusual. But it’s not the first time a uniform or uni element has …

Sleeves Finally Make It to NBA Finals

History was made last night, as the Cavaliers wore their BFBS sleeved jerseys for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. It marked the first time a sleeved design has been …

Basketball Players Show Less and Less Skin

Click to enlarge The guy shown above is Nick Emery, a freshman guard who plays for BYU. As you can see, he goes with a long-sleeve base-layer shirt under his …

LeBron James Channels NBA Fans’ Collective Rage, Rips Open Sleeves on His Jersey

Sleeved NBA jerseys: You’re sick of them, I’m sick of them, and now the greatest player on the planet is officially sick of them. That’s the obvious conclusion to draw …

Meanwhile, at the Home Run Derby…

Click to enlarge As you know, cubs are ferocious, rabid beasts that snarl like the demon hellspawn they are. They stalk the landscape in zombie-like packs, striking fear into the …

Sunday Patchwork

Some interesting MLB patches yesterday, beginning in Kansas City, where the Royals celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1985 championship team by wearing patches on their caps and sleeves for …

Nothing Up His Sleeve

I was toggling back and forth between the Mets/Cards and Yanks/Nats games the other night. While tuned in to the latter, I noticed Nationals infielder Yunel Escober doing something odd …