Decades Before Jackie

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’Tis the Season to Shift Your Brain Into MLB Mode

This photo of Jason Heyward was taken a few days ago. As you can see, he’s still using the facemask that he began wearing last season after being beaned by a pitch. There’s nothing new about a player wearing a mask attachment after being beaned, of course — lots of players have done . . . → Read More: ’Tis the Season to Shift Your Brain Into MLB Mode

To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

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Last week I mentioned the excellent new “30 for 30″ documentary, Untucked, which is about Marquette’s untucked jerseys back in the late 1970s. As a companion piece to the film, I’ve examined the history of uniform tucking and untucking (the latter of which is nicely exemplified . . . → Read More: To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

Change Is Inevitable — But Is It Inevitably Permanent?

In the wake of the Bucs’ uniform unveiling last week, lots of observers — some of whom liked the design, others of whom didn’t — have issued a series of statements that more or less reduce to the same basic sentiment: “This is the way things are now. Love it or hate it, . . . → Read More: Change Is Inevitable — But Is It Inevitably Permanent?