Sunday Morning Uni Watch

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Sunday Morning Uni Watch

by Phil Hecken

Week seven of the NCAA College Football season is now in the books, and while there was some chicanery, some hijinx, some machinations in the uniform department, thankfully, it was more *normal* than not. There were some atrocities to be certain, the obligatory BFBS and GFGS offerings, some nice new . . . → Read More: Sunday Morning Uni Watch

From Ricko's Files -- Ideas for a DIY T-Shirt

By Phil Hecken

As early fall turns to later fall, and the chill in the air begins to envelop the nation, we once again turn our sights to the national pasttime. The playoffs are in full bloom, with both the ALCS and the NLCS set — all four Divisional Series went the full . . . → Read More: From Ricko’s Files — Ideas for a DIY T-Shirt

The Difference Was Like Night & Day

Night & Day

By Phil Hecken, with Rick Pearson and Jim Vilk

Two throwback games. Two cities. And the differences couldn’t have been greater if they were played in different decades.

Screen Shot 2012-07-01 at 12.00.30 AMYou’re all probably aware the Minnesota Twins (playing as the Minneapolis Millers) and the Kansas City Royals (playing as the KC Blues) hooked up in a minor league throwback yesterday, in beautiful Target Field in Minnesota. Concurrently, the Tampa Bay Rays (playing as the ’1979′ Tampa Rays, a team which did not exist) played the Detroit Tigers (playing as, well, the 1979 Tigers), in cold, dank, and anticeptic Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. One game, outdoors in the sun, the way baseball should be played — the other, inside a sterile dome. The beautiful throwbacks of the Millers and Blues contrasted with the garish “created” uniform of the Rays; and then there were the Tigers, playing along (hopefully without laughing and pointing).

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