Birthday Boy Blog

Exactly one year ago today, I uploaded this entry, thereby launching the site you’re now reading. At the time, I had two primary concerns: (1) Would anyone notice? (2) What the hell would I write about the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that? (Confession: I intentionally launched the . . . → Read More: Birthday Boy Blog

Changing on the Fly

Do you ever get jealous of people who somehow score front-row seats right along the first- or third-base line? They get to reach down and scoop up foul grounders like low-hanging fruit, players and coaches flip additional balls to them, and they’re close enough to the action to see a stray thread on a . . . → Read More: Changing on the Fly

And She Bakes Cookies for the Players, Too

A few years ago I went to a ballgame at Shea Stadium and, by fairly amazing coincidence, ended up sitting next to the guy who does all of the Mets’ stitching and embroidery (you should’ve seen my face when he told me what he did for a living). He turned out to be . . . → Read More: And She Bakes Cookies for the Players, Too

Alternate Universe

This past weekend was a bonanza for alternate uniforms, including several making their inaugural appearances. Check it out:

†¢ The Bobcats wore their new navy alts (additional views here and here), which I like quite a bit.

†¢ The Nets unveiled their solid-red alts (also look here, here, and here). Now let’s hope they . . . → Read More: Alternate Universe