How a Uni Watch Reader Was Almost in a Bill Lee Movie

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Michael Clary, who’s going to tell us about a near-brush with stardom involving former Bosox/Expos pitcher Bill Lee. ā€” PL]

By Michael Clary

Back in November of 2013, a bunch of guys from my baseball league and I were tabbed to be extras in a movie about Bill Lee, called The Wrong Stuff, starring Timothy Hutton as the former Red Sox/Expos pitcher. Ballplayers in their 40s were needed to fill out the roster spots of the Longueuil Senators (the semi-pro French-Canadian team that Lee played with after being released by the Expos) and their opponents.

So on an unseasonably balmy, late-November day, we joined a slew of other guys who answered a cattle call, showed up at the Dan Duquette Sports Academy in Hinsdale, Mass., for an informal tryout and screen test. We had to fill out a long questionnaire about our acting experience, baseball experience, special abilities, languages spoken, height, weight, clothing sizes, body modifications, and so on. Head shots were taken, and then they filmed us taking batting practice, infield/outfield, and playing in an actual game. (Continue reading)

A Very Close Look at NFL Captaincy Patches

As we all know, Uni Watch readers like to “go deep” on certain uni-related topics. But some readers go deeper than others. A good example of that is this missive I recently received from reader Ryan Poulx:

Verizon is currently running a commercial with J.J. Watt chopping wood in the forest [shown at . . . → Read More: A Very Close Look at NFL Captaincy Patches

Some Thoughts on the Pacers and Their Hickory Uniforms

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Big news yesterday out of Indiana, where the Pacers announced that they’ll be wearing Hickory uniforms from the movie Hoosiers for select games next season and beyond (no word yet on exact dates; additional photos here; and there’s a side-by-side comparison of the movie uni and . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts on the Pacers and Their Hickory Uniforms

MLB in 3D

[Editor’s Note: Today we have an excellent guest entry by David Firestone, who’s provided a close look at a unique element from MLB uniform history. ā€” PL]

By David G. Firestone

From 1956 to 1958 the Washington Senators utilized what came to be known as the ā€œ3Dā€ uniform. These jerseys featured an ambitious . . . → Read More: MLB in 3D