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

Masked Mascots Lead the Way in Pandemic Messaging

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where I’m happy to report that all three inhabitants continue to be healthy, safe, and mostly sane. I hope the same is true at your home.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing more and more of our fellow citizens wearing masks over their . . . → Read More: Masked Mascots Lead the Way in Pandemic Messaging

Which Heroes Will the Post-Pandemic Uni-verse Celebrate?

Good morning! Everything here at Uni Watch HQ continues to be fine. I hope that’s also the case at your home.

Now then, here’s something I’ve been thinking about: For the past 10 to 15 years, the sports world in general and the uni-verse in particular have largely defined heroism in terms of the . . . → Read More: Which Heroes Will the Post-Pandemic Uni-verse Celebrate?

Some Thoughts About Shame, the Astros, and Rob Manfred

By now you’ve probably heard about the Sunday press conference in which MLB commish Rob Manfred defended his handling of the Astros and their cheating scandal. “I do take issue with the notion that anybody in the Houston organization escaped without punishment,” he said. “I think if you look at the faces of the . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts About Shame, the Astros, and Rob Manfred

Let’s Stare at Ballplayers’ Butts for a Little While

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As MLB players hit the field yesterday for spring training workouts, an interesting thing happened: A fair number of people got in touch to let me know that Nike had added its logo above the back-left pocket of MLB pants. Several of these people did so with . . . → Read More: Let’s Stare at Ballplayers’ Butts for a Little While