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The Wild unveiled their new road jersey yesterday. (Actually, it had leaked the night before, but I didn’t realize that in time to include it in yesterday’s post.) As you can see, it’s a very nice, straightforward design. But is it an improvement? Personally, I think it’s a slight downgrade, because I really liked the red and gold trim on the old design. The new version, while not bad on its own terms, feels flat by comparison. You can read and see more about the new design here, here, and here. — Paul
Laborious Day: The great polemicist Ken Layne has written a devastating (and devastatingly funny) piece about the history of Labor Day. Whether you’re stuck working today or lucky enough not to have to, it’s essential reading. Check it out here.
Tickerus interruptus: I was busy hosting a backyard party yesterday and last night (here are some photos, taken by my friend Nina), so I didn’t have time to deal with Ticker submissions. I’ll catch up on all of that tomorrow, okay? Okay.