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The Fine Line Between Public and Private

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was friends with Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, so Ventura was understandably devastated when he heard about Taveras’s death in a car accident on Sunday. I’m sorry for his loss (and for everyone else who knew Tavares), but I still wish he hadn’t written a big “RIP O.T #18″ memorial . . . → Read More: The Fine Line Between Public and Private

A Book Worth Getting Excited About

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I’ve written many times about the seminal graphic designer and illustrator Otis Shepard, who did great artwork for the Cubs, plus he designed several of the Cubbies’ uniforms. He also did lots of non-sports work, most notably for Wrigley. His creative partner for most of this . . . → Read More: A Book Worth Getting Excited About

Willie Mays and Juan Marichal Almost Wore Inside-Out Uniforms

[Paul here. I’m on vacation this week, but here’s something for you to enjoy during my absence.]

I’ve written several times about Willie Mays wearing a Cubs helmet and then a Reds helmet in the 1965 MLB All-Star Game, and about his Giants teammate Juan Marichal wearing a Braves helmet. I’ve also linked to . . . → Read More: Willie Mays and Juan Marichal Almost Wore Inside-Out Uniforms