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A Uni Watch Look at MLB’s Roberto Clemente Day

Yesterday was Roberto Clemente Day across Major League Baseball. The day has been an annual September celebration (the exact date has shifted from year to year), but this was the …

A Uni Watch Look at Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant died yesterday. I’ll leave it to others to address what he meant on a cultural or historical level, or even on a basketball level. Here at Uni Watch, …

Retired Number Is Latest Mets Head-Scratcher

The Mets have a habit of making some really odd decisions — naming an agent as their general manager, refusing to create a statue for Tom Seaver until after he …

Jackie Day Recap, 2019 Edition

Click to enlarge Yesterday was Jackie Day, so everyone wore No. 42. It’s one of my favorite uni-driven promotions and unquestionably Bud Selig’s greatest (only?) positive legacy. I understand why …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Replicating the Celtics’ Retired Numbers

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest post from Brad Eenhuis, who’s hit upon an interesting new DIY project category. Enjoy. — PL] By Brad Eenhuis Recently I’ve been turned …

Should Robinson Canó Get to Wear Willie Mays’s Number?

The Mets mortgaged their future for a 36-year-old PED user completed their trade for Robinson Canó yesterday. The ink on the contract was barely dry when it was announced that …

Jackie Robinson Day Recap

Yesterday was Jackie Day. As usual, all MLB uniformed personnel wore No. 42. I know some of you don’t like that, but I love it. Just for one day, everything …

History’s Pinkest Number-Retirement Ceremony

Click to enlarge For five months now, ever since it was announced that Derek Jeter’s number would be retired on Mother’s Day, I’ve been wondering how the Yankees would handle …

‘When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It’: R.I.P., Yogi Berra

Click to enlarge Hey there. I’m back after a six-day road trip (more on that soon, maybe tomorrow). That trip wouldn’t have been possible, or at least would have been …

Retired Numbers on Promotional Jerseys: Yea or Nay?

Interesting scene yesterday at Yankee Stadium, as American Pharoah jockey Viktor Espinoza threw out the first pitch prior to the Yanks/Halos game. As you can see above, they gave him …