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Lucky Seven!

Cover Art by Rob Ullman – click to enlarge By Phil Hecken If the artwork on the cover of the January 15, 2015, edition of Las Vegas Seven, pictured above, …

NFL to Tone Down the Pink, Play Up the Camo

Yesterday afternoon I took part in a panel discussion as part of an NYU sports business class. One of the other panelists was the buyer for a well-known chain of …

Birds on a Bat – An Interview with Gary Kodner, St. Louis Cardinals Designer

By Phil Hecken Today I have another really special article for you fine readers. Like many guests whose stories I feature on here, the story of this began with a …

Rolls Reuss, Volume III

By Phil Hecken Today we continue with outtakes from my recent interview with the great Jerry Reuss. If you missed Volume I or II, you can look here and here. …

Rolls Reuss, Volume II

By Phil Hecken My greatest thrill in baseball is winning the World Series in ’81. Without at doubt, because that’s what everybody wants. And you know why the no hitter …

A Crack In The Ice?

By Phil Hecken, with assists from Thomas Clark & Teebz Last New Year’s Day, the NHL held it’s third annual Winter Classic, a pairing of the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia …

One Small Step for Hockey…

In case you missed it in yesterday’s comments, the big hockey news is that Nike is getting out of the sport. This isn’t quite as good as, say, curing world …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: MLB Logo Designer?

Yesterday’s ESPN column about the different versions of the Tigers’ old English D logo (which, incidentally, should have included a shout-out to Jeffrey Sak, who first brought this issue to …

Underbill Update No. 389

As most of you know, I’ve been mildly obsessed this season with the growing phenomenon of MLB players who write things under their cap visors. (For those who missed it, …

The Future Looks (B)Leak

In case you missed it in yesterday’s Comments section, there was a lot of chatter about the new Reds and Diamondbacks logos. The discussion was primarily due to a Deadspin …