You Won't Be Seeing This Jersey on the Field Again

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A Typographical Quirk at the World Cup

About 25 years ago, when I was working as a book editor, I was introduced to the concept of a ligature. That’s the typographic term for what happens when two letters or characters are joined together in a single glyph or symbol, like in the examples shown at right (further info here).

Ligatures . . . → Read More: A Typographical Quirk at the World Cup

Possibly the Most Teeny-Tiny Uni Detail Ever

In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, my latest ESPN column is about NOBs with lowercase and small-cap lettering. It’s a fun typographic rabbit hole — enjoy.

Now, several other media outlets have reported that the Mets used an upside-down “P” for Travis d’Arnaud’s NOB last year but are using a genuine lowercase . . . → Read More: Possibly the Most Teeny-Tiny Uni Detail Ever

A Major St. Paddy’s Day Historical Find

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Monday, which means teams from around the sports world will be wearing green. Many of you probably know that this gimmick-turned-tradition was pioneered by the Cincinnati Reds, who wore green-trimmed uniforms for a spring training game in 1978. But did you know that another pro sports . . . → Read More: A Major St. Paddy’s Day Historical Find