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Pocket-Palooza: Floodgates Open on Obscure MLB Uni Detail

Our story so far: In 2019, I wrote a blog entry about how Casey Stengel had a little pocket added to his uniform pants when he managed the Yankees and …

History Mystery Deepens as Pants Pocket Pics Proliferate

For all photos, click to enlarge The gent on the right in the photo above is Phillies manager Gene Mauch, who skippered the Phils from 1960 through 1968. Why am …

The Duke of Montreal: Snider Had Unusual Uni Modification

Click to enlarge Hall of Famer Duke Snider is best known for his 16-year stint with the Dodgers — first in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles. But he also …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

Photo by Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports; for all photos, click to enlarge Good morning! Greetings from upstate New York, where I’ve been spending the last few days (driving back home …

Impossible but True: Pitch Ends Up in Ump’s Chest Pocket

Here’s a bizarre item that I missed over the weekend: During Sunday’s NCAA Regionals game between Arizona State and Fairfield, with the Sun Devils batting and runners on second and …

Did Bill Cowher Cause a Change in NFL Officials’ Unis?

Back in 1995, there was a now-famous incident involving Steelers coach Bill Cowher. The Steelers were facing the Vikings, and Vikes kicker Fuad Reveiz missed a field goal attempt during …

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 …