Meet Erisbel Arruebarruena. He plays shortstop on the Cuban team in the World Baseball Classic. And as you can see, he has one doozy of an NOB –13 letters, which is one less than Salty. But Arruebarruena’s NOB looks extra-imposing because of his team’s ridiculous chunky NOB font. I mean, if you’re gonna use that font, even a short NOB like “Castro” will look fairly large. Feels like they’re trying to game the system or something. Damn commies.
Speaking of the WBC NOBs, check out Diego FranÃ§a from the Brazilian team:
As reader Jeremy Brahm points out, that’s not a proper cedilla under the “c” — it’s a tilde turned on its side. Sneaky!
Uni Watch News Ticker: Arizona State’s Sparky mascot is getting a makeover. … The color of Yoda’s light sabre on Ilya Bryzgalov’s new Star Wars-themed mask has been changed. The earlier version incorrectly marked Yoda as a member of the Sith (from Scott Lederer). … As a longtime asthmatic, I’m intrigued to see that Memphis hoops player DJ Stephens was using an inhaler during a timeout. Never seen that before (screen shot by Matt Snyder). … The Bay Area Seals of the WSHL wore California Seals throwbacks for the month of February. Lots of photos on their Facebook page (From Rich Paloma). … The L.A. D-Fenders of the D-League have added a jersey sponsor (from Vivek Tanna). … I was out very late last night, so there are a lot of Ticker submissions I didn’t get to here. They’ll run tomorrow, okay? Okay.