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Category: Facial Hair, Tattoos, Etc.

Out by a Whisker: MLB Players Embrace Shaving Superstition

Screen shot by Sonny Lee Smith; click to enlarge The in-game shave — a superstition that tends to go through cycles of popularity every now and then — appears to …

Uni Watch Profiles: Travis Radke

Click to enlarge Okay, I know there’s a lot of content on the site today, so you might be tempted to skim past certain parts and focus on the “big …

Yankees Mustaches Fueling Winning Ways?

By Phil Hecken If you have been watching baseball (and the Yankees) lately, you may have heard the team has been doing quite well of late. In fact, going into …

Bleed for Me, Baby

Click to enlarge Late last week I put out the call for photos of your team logo tattoos. More than 40 of you responded, but only one of you had …

Does Jerry Dior Know About This?

I’m generally fine with tattoos — I have two of them myself, and I’m pondering another one — but for some reason I prefer not to see them on the …

Super Bowl Was Super-Uni-Riffic After All

Click to enlarge Yesterday I opined that Sunday night’s game “wasn’t exactly the most uni-notable Super Bowl.” But that comment is now in serious need of revision, because reader Ryan …

Wanna Change That Number? Not So Fast!

You probably heard a few weeks ago that MLB and the players’ union had reached an agreement on a new labor deal. The players have ratified it, but the owners …

South by Northwest(ern)

For the past year or so I’ve been toying with the idea of getting green/gold striping tattooed onto my calves, to mimic the look of tube sox. But reader Adam …

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves Ronny

Several Pirates players have been growing moustaches lately, but Ronny Cedeno cheated yesterday, giving himself an eye-black ’stache. It’s not clear if this was an early indication of Bryce Harper‘s …

Everybody’s Got A Trademark

By Phil Hecken (with a big assist from Ricko) There are certain things certain athletes always do (or did) — or almost always do (or did) — in the way …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

Maybe it’s because I’m a Niners fan, maybe it’s because the San Francisco Chronicle posted a really big photo gallery, or maybe it was just a coincidence, but I spotted …

CSI: Hofstra

We’ve all heard about the NFL’s “uniform police.” But when you see articles about them (like this one, which I linked to a few weeks back), they tend to give …

Uni Watch Exclusive!: C Section

Listen up, boys and girls, for today I bring you a bona fide scoop. It begins with a note I recieved yesterday from a source who checked in with the …

And He Always Flew Coach, Too

New ESPN column today. I’ll add the link when it goes live. [Update: No ESPN column today after all. It’ll run next week.] Meanwhile: As I noted at the end …

Keep Your Pants On

Remember those black slacks that NFL officials were supposed to wear this season for cold-weather games? I thought for sure we’d see them for this past Monday’s snow bowl in …