Video Game Shows New Unis for Jackie Robinson Day

Good morning! April 15 — just 11 days from now — is Jackie Robinson Day. It’s also the 75th anniversary of Jackie breaking the big league color barrier and the 25th anniversary of No. 42 being retired on an MLB-wide basis, so I’ve been wondering if they’d be doing something different this time around. […]

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 […]