Gold Standard: Nats Players Reveal Championship Uniform

Just as the world was about to go kablooey back in early March, people were starting to ask me if the Nationals, like most other defending World Series champs in recent years, would wear gold-trimmed uniforms for their home opener. I assumed the answer would be yes (teams have tended not to make the […]

Jackie Robinson Day Recap

Yesterday was Jackie Day. As usual, all MLB uniformed personnel wore No. 42. I know some of you don’t like that, but I love it. Just for one day, everything looks like we’re in an alternate reality. Sure, the broadcasters hate it, but for me that’s part of the fun. I enjoy the weirdness […]

Uni Watch Research Project: Saying It with Flowers

Back on Opening Day, Mets manager Mickey Callaway was presented with a horseshoe-shaped wreath of flowers — a gesture of good luck for the coming season (as shown at right; click to enlarge). This was the latest installment of a long-running Mets Opening Day tradition dating back to the opening of Shea Stadium in […]

Astros Wear Gold-Trimmed Championship Unis for Home Opener

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The Astros played their home opener last night, so they wore their gold-trimmed jerseys and caps for the occasion. I’d say this was one of the better executions of this trope that we’ve seen, because gold meshes well with Houston’s color scheme. Lots of additional photos here.