Weird scene at Shea the other day, as Dodgers reliever Ramon Troncoso entered the first game of Tuesday’s twin bill with a piece of tape on his uni number — a development that did not escape the notice of the L.A. broadcast team:
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Last month I wrote about all the great uni-related photos in Sports Illustrated’s The Football Book. Now I’ve gotten myself a copy of The Baseball Book, which has a slightly smaller but still significant trove of uni details. Let’s take a look:
• Here’s a 1950s shot of Nellie Fox. Note that the Sox . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: The Baseball Book
I could probably do an entire entry just on this photo. Where to begin? The upturned collar, the number on the sleeve, the vertical placket insignia, the amazing crest, the off-center belt buckle, the striped undersleeves — it’s a visual feast.
That shot (along with this one, which shows the same player with a . . . → Read More: Your Tax Dollars at Work
Look closely at the photo shown above and you’ll notice something odd: The player (who happens to be Titans linebacker Ryan Fowler) has cut holes in the tips of his shoes, and his sock-covered big toes are poking out.
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