A Close Look at Hockey Helmet Earpieces

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry by Ben Van Mierlo, who’s going to give us a close look at a very small piece of hockey gear. Enjoy. — PL]

By Ben Van Mierlo

When I went to Uni Watch on June 2 — the day with the recent entry about the Penguins’ helmets — and saw the photo of Sidney Crosby with his head turned sideways, showing off his helmet earpiece [shown at right; click to enlarge], I thought to myself, “There it is! Finally, a full Uni Watch investigation into hockey helmet earpieces!” But that entry turned out to be about the Penguins’ helmet decals. So if there’s going to be an entry about earpieces, it appears that I’ll have to write it myself.

If you’re wondering what an earpiece is, take a look at this photo, which is what an off-the-shelf hockey helmet looks like [click to enlarge]: (Continue reading)

Twins Provide One Last Prince Memorial

Last night’s Twins/Indians game was Minnesota’s first home date since Prince’s death, and the team’s management declared that it was “Prince Tribute Night,” so most players on the field — not just the Twins but also many of the Indians — wore purple wristbands (see above).

Here are some shots from the game (if you can’t see the slideshow below, click here): (Continue reading)

Uni Watch DIY Project: Wafflebored Lives Up to His Name

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[Editor’s Note: Today we’re fortunate enough to have a guest entry by the DIY genius known as Wafflebored. Enjoy. — PL]

By Wafflebored

I’ve always liked jerseys that incorporate padding or other functional details. Stuff like the built-in padding in soccer goalkeeper . . . → Read More: Uni Watch DIY Project: Wafflebored Lives Up to His Name

A Hall of Fame Cap Debate, Solved

Mike Piazza will likely become a Hall of Famer this evening, which almost certainly means we’ll see a revival of the debate that ensued when he retired: Should his Hall of Fame plaque show him wearing a Dodgers cap or a Mets cap? A case could be made for either one, but here’s . . . → Read More: A Hall of Fame Cap Debate, Solved