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Category: Zippers/Fly/Etc.

XYZ: A Close Look at the Suns’ Zipper-Fly Shorts

Click to enlarge Who’s that in the Phoenix Suns uni? Give yourself a gold star if you recognized that player as none other than Pat Riley, who played for the …

A Unique Uniform Modification

Click to enlarge I always loved watching George Brett hit. The sweet swing, the big chaw of tobacco, the sense that he could wake up at 3am and knock a …

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

You know the drlll I want to go slightly off-uni today to talk about a design-related experience I recently had. The story begins about 19 years ago, when I bought …

Back to the Future

New ESPN column today — here’s the link. Meanwhile: We all know about the futuristic uniforms that most MLB teams wore in 1999. You may also recall that about six …

It’s Academic

The College World Series is currently taking place in Omaha, which happens to be the home base of reader Bryan Redemske. Bryan’s a longtime Ticker contributor (he works at a …

Birthday Boy Blog

Exactly one year ago today, I uploaded this entry, thereby launching the site you’re now reading. At the time, I had two primary concerns: (1) Would anyone notice? (2) What …

Changing on the Fly

Do you ever get jealous of people who somehow score front-row seats right along the first- or third-base line? They get to reach down and scoop up foul grounders like …

And She Bakes Cookies for the Players, Too

A few years ago I went to a ballgame at Shea Stadium and, by fairly amazing coincidence, ended up sitting next to the guy who does all of the Mets’ …

Alternate Universe

This past weekend was a bonanza for alternate uniforms, including several making their inaugural appearances. Check it out: †¢ The Bobcats wore their new navy alts (additional views here and …

What’s Printed on a Fancy-Shmancy Four-Color Press and Read All Over?

New ESPN column today (a day earlier than usual, to coincide with the start of the NHL season) — here’s the link. Meanwhile: I have only two phobias. One of …