Not Much Uniformity, but Plenty of History

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Play for the Name on the Front of the Jersey (and the back, while you’re at it)

Potentially entertaining development yesterday in the world of minor league baseball, as Marlins farmhand Austin Nola (above left) was promoted from the Double-A Jacksonville Suns to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, whose wardrobe includes a navy jersey with a “NOLA” chest mark (above right).

That got a lot of folks very excited, . . . → Read More: Play for the Name on the Front of the Jersey (and the back, while you’re at it)

A Look at the Rickwood Classic

The Rickwood Classic took place two days ago. For the uninitiated, the Classic is a Double-A baseball game that takes place each year at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, which opened in 1910 and is America’s oldest remaining ballpark. The two teams — one of which is always the Birmingham Barons — wear throwback uniforms honoring . . . → Read More: A Look at the Rickwood Classic

A Tour of a Minor League Ballpark

[Editor’s Note: Phil and I are both indisposed, so today we have a guest entry from Joe Reimers, who has some interesting behind-the-scenes observations from a minor league ballpark. I’m traveling this weekend, so we have a very light Ticker. Thanks for understanding. — PL]

By Joe Reimers

I recently had the opportunity . . . → Read More: A Tour of a Minor League Ballpark