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Category: Gloves

Talking Baseball Gloves with Jimmy Lonetti of D&J Glove Repair

A longtime Uni Watch reader has become one of the premier glove-repair guys in the country, and he’s taking his business to the next level.

Shazam: Cubs Rookie Adds Mysterious Lightning Bolt to Helmet

Click to enlarge MLB players will sometimes add custom messages to their caps, wristbands, or other accessories. But it’s extremely rare, maybe even unheard of, for a player to add …

Did a Pair of Orange Gloves Cost the Bengals the Super Bowl?

Aside from all the patch shenanigans, I thought there were no major uni-related storylines during the Super Bowl. But as an anonymous reader pointed out to me yesterday, a uni-related …

A Uni Watch Look at Astros Manager Dusty Baker

The World Series begins tonight, with the Astros making their third Series appearance in five years. Their uniforms haven’t changed during that time, but something else has — they’re now …

MLB Catchers Wearing Unusual Mitt/Wristband Strap

Click to enlarge Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Now then: About two weeks ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching a Mets/Marlins game from Miami. At …

Auction Listing Leads to Sporting Goods Rabbit-Hole Bonanza

For all images, click to enlarge Most of you have probably heard of sports auction houses like Grey Flannel, MeiGray, Steiner Sports, and a bunch of others. Those companies specialize …

Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst …

Some Uni Watch Thoughts on Bill Buckner’s Passing

Click to enlarge Bill Buckner died yesterday. He wore several classic uniforms during his career (including the Cubs’ beautiful reverse-pinstriped road uniform, shown above), but of course he’ll always be …

Just How Many NFL Placekick Holders Wear Gloves?

It all started two days ago, when our own Alex Hider noticed Browns punter Britton Colquitt (shown above, in a game from earlier this year) wearing gloves while holding for …

Tigers Talk Tools of the Trade

Embed from Getty Images [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from our own Mike Chamernik, and it’s really good. Enjoy. ”” PL] By Mike Chamernik I played baseball …

Meanwhile, at the Home Run Derby…

Click to enlarge As you know, cubs are ferocious, rabid beasts that snarl like the demon hellspawn they are. They stalk the landscape in zombie-like packs, striking fear into the …

Four-Finger Discount (and three-finger, too)

Last Saturday, on Independence Day, I wrote, “If you’re playing with pyrotechnics today, try not to blow off more than one or two body parts (save the rest for next …

An Assortment of MLB Goodies

How cold was it last night in Philadelphia? So cold that Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur wore a batting glove on his throwing hand (and apparently laughed about it). Not sure …

A Glove Affair

There’s a new trend in the NBA: players on the bench wearing gloves to keep their hands warm. Patrick Patterson of the Raptors (above left) did it on Monday night, …

For the Glove of the Game

A short while ago I got a note from reader Harrison Hamm who wrote “I’ve got a pretty good story idea: A look at soccer goalies uniforms and gloves. You …