Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76’

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A Road Design Worn at Home

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The Cubs held their latest throwback game yesterday. The year on tap this time around was 1978 and, as you can see above, the team wore their infamous pinstriped powder blues. (In case you missed it, Phil had an . . . → Read More: A Road Design Worn at Home

Let’s Look Back — WAY Back

We all love Dressed to the Nines. But if you’re seriously into old-timey baseball history, D2T9s has a serious limitation: It only goes back to 1901. Nobody has come up with a visual database for 19th-century baseball uniform designs.

Until now. A new site called Threads of Our Game launched on Tuesday, and . . . → Read More: Let’s Look Back — WAY Back

Ugly Fluorescent Color Wins Home-Field Advantage, Will Host Derek Jeter in World Series

First things first: If you’re looking for coverage of yesterday’s NBA leaks — plus a new leak I provided myself this morning — please look here. Thanks.

Now then: Let’s talk about last night’s MLB All-Star Game. The visual theme of the game was clearly DayGlo — DayGlo batting gloves, DayGlo shoes (a shitload of them, as you’ll see in a minute), DayGlo arm sleeves, and a lot more. But here’s the beauty part: That particular color is apparently the same as the green screen behind the plate (or at least close to it), so at one point Charlie Blackmon’s batting gloves were partially blacked out. Too bad that didn’t happen with all the other DayGlo gear.

As for the Twins-inspired caps, I didn’t care for them. Even though some of them looked fine on their own terms (A’s, Jays, a few others), I didn’t like having every team stuck into the same template. And a few of the designs were hideous (Mets, Rockies, etc.).

Other notes from the game: (Continue reading)