‘Now pitching, number 38 — or is it 30?’

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:

Eric Collins: Not sure exactly why, but Ramon Francoso’s having a . . . → Read More: ‘Now pitching, number 38 — or is it 30?’

Uni Watch Book Club: The Baseball Book

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

Your Tax Dollars at Work

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

Anyone Who Posts an ‘Agony of da Feet’ Comment Today Gets Permanently Tossed from the Site

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.

Football players are known for modifying their equipment, but I’d never heard of this one . . . → Read More: Anyone Who Posts an ‘Agony of da Feet’ Comment Today Gets Permanently Tossed from the Site