Did They Run Out of Letters, or Just Run Out of Space?

Meet Chase Johnson-Mullins, a pitching prospect in the Braves’ system. He has a hyphenated surname — something we’ve seen before and will surely be seeing more of as more married couples choose to go that route. But the really interesting thing is that the Braves shortened his NOB to J-Mullins. (Continue reading)

Under Armour Unveils New Under Armour Uniform for Under Armour (special thanks to Under Armour)

I’ve been saying for many years now that the uni-verse’s client/vendor relationship in way out of whack, especially in college sports. There’s the impression — and, in some cases, the reality — that the vendors are calling the shots and that manufacturers like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas are more important than the . . . → Read More: Under Armour Unveils New Under Armour Uniform for Under Armour (special thanks to Under Armour)

Let’s Hope This Doesn’t Give the Detroit Tigers Any Ideas

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When Adidas and Louisville unveiled the team’s opening-day uniforms back in July, they left out a key visual detail: The NOB lettering is done in an old English font.

It’s not clear if this was the plan all along or if it was a late-breaking decision . . . → Read More: Let’s Hope This Doesn’t Give the Detroit Tigers Any Ideas

What Are the Most Common MLB NOBs?

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Brandon Brewer, who’s going to enlighten us on an interesting statistical metric. — PL]

By Brandon Brewer

I’m very interested in names. I love finding out how people get them, what they mean, and how they look in print. Watching a lot of baseball . . . → Read More: What Are the Most Common MLB NOBs?