Marc Okkonen: 1933–2019

I woke up this morning to an email from Phil, who informed me that Marc Okkonen died on Monday. He was the author of several books, most notably Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century, whose uniform mock-ups later became the basis for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” uniform database. According . . . → Read More: Marc Okkonen: 1933–2019

It's A Beauty (of a Game): Neil Leifer's 'Ballet In The Dirt'

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Hey guys. This has been a brutal week, health-wise, for me, as I’ve been laid up with the flu for about a half-dozen days. But a couple weeks ago, on “World Book Day,” a great account I follow (@BeautyOfAGame) on Twitter posted the following:

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Uni Watch Bookshelf: ‘The Art of the Cycling Jersey’

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on vacation until tomorrow, but he left this entry to run today. Enjoy.]

There are lots of books out there about cycling jerseys. The latest one is The Art of the Cycling Jersey: Iconic Cycle Wear, Past and Present, by Chris Sidwells (who’s a very prolific author on biking-related topics), . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Bookshelf: ‘The Art of the Cycling Jersey’

Uni Watch Book Review: Todd Radom’s ‘Winning Ugly’

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Let’s start this off by saying that I’m hardly an unbiased observer when it comes to Todd Radom. I’ve known him for over a dozen years, we’ve become good friends, we occasionally hang out, we recently collaborated on that limited-edition print (still available!), and . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Review: Todd Radom’s ‘Winning Ugly’