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Category: Pockets

Pocket Perfesser: Stengel’s Surprising Pants Modification

It all started when one of my Twitter followers, Dwayne White, tagged me while retweeting the Casey Stengel photo shown above and asked, “Ever seen a watch pocket on a …

Deep Dish Dishes Major Chicagoland Uni Intel

There’s a Uni Watch reader out there who does some uni-related work at the Bulls’ and Blackhawks’ arena in Chicago. He prefers to remain anonymous, so let’s call him Deep …

Post-Holiday Recap

Click to enlarge SportsLogos.net poobah Chris Creamer attended Tuesday night’s Mets/Jays game in Toronto and noticed that Mets outfielder Jose Bautista had something that looked an awful lot like a …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

Yesterday’s Ravens/Browns game featured the resurgence of a little-noted uniform detail that you rarely see nowadays: the sewn-in jersey pocket. Once fairly common, the sewn-in pocket has largely been supplanted …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

What’s been the biggest change in pro football over the past 30 years? A lot of things come to mind: modern training methods, the increased size of linemen, the overall …

Sweden on the Delaware

New ESPN column today — here’s the link. Meanwhile: When NFL teams go the throwback route, the retro uniform usually includes at least some of the colors from the team’s …

And Guest-Starring, as Himself …

A really interesting subject came up in yesterday’s comments section: uniform cameos, meaning players who made very brief and easily overlooked appearances with a given team. It’s a great topic, …

Aye-Aye, Captain

Yesterday’s post about baseball captains and “C” designations got me thinking about football. As most of you know, the C often shows up in college football but it’s rarely seen …

Hot Stuff

Back in February, we were all surprised to learn that the numbers, letters, and insignia on MLB’s new batting practice jerseys were heat-applied, not embroidered. At the time, Jared Hartung …

Minor-ity Report

Spent yesterday up in Binghamton (accompanied by the estimable Mr. Bill Scanga, Vice President of Collections for the thoroughly wonderful City Reliquary), where I gorged on spiedies (see photo at …