Our Annual Look at Jackie Robinson Day

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Painting Uniforms on Uniforms

Reader Douglas Ford recently alerted me to the work of an artist named Dan Stromme, who has an interesting specialty: He paints sports scenes on helmets and jerseys.

Let’s start with the helmets, which are particularly cool. Here are some of my favorites (for all of these, you can click to enlarge):

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An Assortment of MLB Goodies

How cold was it last night in Philadelphia? So cold that Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur wore a batting glove on his throwing hand (and apparently laughed about it). Not sure I’ve ever seen that before.

This raises lots of interesting questions: Is it legal? Should it be legal? What if a shortstop did . . . → Read More: An Assortment of MLB Goodies

My Team’s Magic Number Now Down to 162

Lots of uni-notable moments in yesterday’s Opening Day games, none better than when Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (who already has the best name in the bigs) adjusted his pants and revealed a set of anchor-patterned socks! You can click on that photo to see a larger version, and here’s a bigger but . . . → Read More: My Team’s Magic Number Now Down to 162