I’ve got an ESPN column today (once it goes live, it should be at this link), so no main entry on this site today. Instead, here’s a photo of Eric Byrnes diving into first last night. Everyone says not to do this, and with good reason: As you can see, Byrnes’s chest had already hit the ground well in advance of the base, which means he was slowing down. So why do we keep seeing ballplayers sliding head-first into first? Discuss.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Someone on eBay is claiming to have a game-used 1967 Indians vest. I was suspicious at first, because of those stretch panels — did the Tribe really wear those back in the day? As it turns out, yes, they did (with thanks to Ryan Connelly). … Small item about cycling jerseys here. … Kinda looks like Adidas inadevertently worked a swoosh into the side of the Columbus Crew (MLS) jersey (good spot by Kevin Corcoran). … Speaking of MLS, Ben Wideman notes that they’ve unveiled their all-star game logo. … If you liked yesterday’s post about Mark Penxa’s artwork, you might also like Greg Kreindler’s site (with thanks to Josh Kirshner). … Dennis Anderson proudly reports that his 15-year-old son, Eric Anderson, was voted “The Player Who Most Looks Like a Real Player” by his j.v. baseball teammates. … Why not just buy a pair of bell-bottoms and get it over with? … I’m not sure I want to know why Chris Flinn was watching The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular, but he noticed that one of the contestants was wearing an orange Bernie Kosar Browns jersey. … Still more swimsuit litigation. … Another short workday for me today (seeing the Mets/Nats matinee at Shea, don’tcha know). See you back here tomorrow.