Not the End of the World After All

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A (Relatively) Modest Proposal - A Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin 550

By Phil Hecken

Earlier this week, I noticed the Miami Marlins tweeted out an image that intrigued me — a graphic that had the Marlins wordmark and the simple phrase “Let’s Go Fish!” No, there was no apostrophe catastrophe, everything was in order; it was the kind of almost old school graphic you’d see on Twitter a few years ago. In fact there was nothing really out of the ordinary about it, except for one thing. (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)

MLB Merch Train Drives The Show


[If you can’t see the slideshow, view the set here or click here for the show]

By Phil Hecken

As an avid uni watcher, I have “Google Alerts” set for such things as “uniforms,” “jerseys,” “helmets,” “logos” (and cetera), so yesterday I got the following item in my alerts: St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Uniforms from something that deems itself “The Official Sports Blog of the St. Louis Cardinals.” The article included a slideshow, the first slide of which showed the three beautiful jerseys the Cards wear as their uniform set for 2016. Or so I thought.

“Well, this is a lame article” I said to myself, not realizing it was a slideshow and there were 10 additional slides. What followed, and which I’ve reproduced above, are an additional six caps and four jerseys the team will wear throughout the 2016 season. The MLB merch train has effectively DOUBLED the number of uniforms (all of them crappy) and caps the team will sport this season — and it’s all in the name of merchandising. (Continue reading)