To Tuck or Not to Tuck: That Is the Question

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The Pleasures of Wayward Luggage

We’ve seen plenty of cases of MLB umpires wearing makeshift uniforms after their luggage was lost. But reader Jerry Wolper has come up with a particularly unusual case in which the four umps working a given game ended up wearing four distinct outfits.

The date was Oct. 1, 1982, and the Mets were in . . . → Read More: The Pleasures of Wayward Luggage

A Close Look at Ball Sacks (no, not that kind)

I’m a member of SABR — the Society for American Baseball Research — which means I subscribe to SABR-L, the organization’s listserv. Much of the info on SABR-L involves statistical number-crunching, historical esoterica, biographical info, and so on. Occasionally, though, uni- and equipment-related queries come up. Such was the case a few . . . → Read More: A Close Look at Ball Sacks (no, not that kind)

‘I see,’ said the blind man — wait, didn't I use that headline two weeks ago?

I took a quick glance at the Insurance Bowl last night, just as a penalty was being called. As the ref announced the particulars of the foul, I noticed something odd: He was wearing eyeglasses.

Some quick Googling revealed that the game was being officiated by a Pac-12 crew, with the white hat . . . → Read More: ‘I see,’ said the blind man — wait, didn’t I use that headline two weeks ago?