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Are You Ready for Some Baseball?

Click to enlarge Paul here, filling in again for Phil, who’s off this weekend. Grapefruit and Cactus League action got underway in earnest yesterday, and there were several uni-notable aspects …

A Look Back at Mike McCarthy’s Odd Cap/Sharpie Habit

For all photos, click to enlarge With former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy heading back to the NFL coaching sidelines after a one-season absence, it’s worth remembering the he had …

Here’s Your Uniform — But It Won’t Be Your Uniform

Almost exacty four years ago, on Oct. 29, 2015, the Padres introduced newly hired manager Andy Green and, per the usual custom, had him don the team’s then-current jersey. As …

Gophers Unveil New Uni Set

Click to enlarge February isn’t usually the time for college football uniform news items, but the Minnesota Gophers came up with a whopper yesterday, as they unveiled a new uni …

Mike Schmidt? Hammerin’ Hank? The Homerun King?

@UniWatch @PhilHecken Celebrating '82 tonight. The year Schmidt didn't have his jersey on baseball card picture day. pic.twitter.com/4zLZdBgZLL — Frank McGuigan (@FrankMcGuigan) July 15, 2017 [Editor’s Note: Paul is on …

Well, That Didn’t Take Long

The news of former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian’s death had barely hit the wires yesterday when the schools where he coached released the memorial patches that they’ll be wearing …

In the Clover: The Mighty Quinn

Click to enlarge Pat Quinn, who passed away on Sunday, had the distinction of being a coach/GM for two different teams, both of which announced yesterday that they’ll be memorializing …

Does Your Favorite NFL Team’s Coach Lean Right or Left?

Just when you thought you’d analyzed every conceivable visual aspect of the NFL, along comes reader Omar Jalife, who’s identified a fascinating detail that’s more interesting than you might initially …

A Pair of Pre-Thanksgiving Turkeys

When White Sox owner Bill Veeck pioneered the placement of players’ names on uniforms in 1960, he was probably too busy misspelling Big Klu’s name to wonder how his innovation …

Nike’s Latest Mix of Incompetence and Hubris

My annual NFL season-preview column is up now on ESPN. Meanwhile: Got a note yesterday from a source at Alabama, who relayed the following tale: On Monday afternoon, we received …