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This week, Chris and Paul talk about a wide range of topics, including MLB’s new Mother’s Day caps; the NFL’s new proposal to change the rules on uniform numbers; MLB’s annual Jackie Robinson Day commemoration.
Plus: The new slate of WNBA uniforms, and the ongoing saga of the Braves’ memorial patches, the Question of the Week, and more.
Here are photos and links regarding some of the things discussed in this episode, in the rough order that they come up:
MLB Mother’s Day Caps
- Here’s Paul’s article on this year’s Mother’s Day caps. (Hey, it could be worse. Remember when they wore pink jerseys to go along with the pink caps?)
NFL Uni Numbers
- Here’s a good overview of the new uni number rule-change proposal.
- Deion Sanders always wore No. 2 — his college number — for midweek practices, even though he wasn’t allowed to wear it in an NFL game.
Jackie Robinson Day
- On Jackie Day — which is Thursday, April 15 — all players and coaches wear No. 42.
- Here’s Paul’s coverage of last year’s Roberto Clemente Day when the entire Pirates team wore No. 21, as did some Puerto Rican players on other teams.
- Here’s Chris’s very detailed article on the new WNBA uniforms.
- Here are the uniforms for the New York Liberty, which Paul and Chris both like, and the Washington Mystics’ alternate jersey that Chris is particularly fond of.
Braves, All-Star Game, Etc.
- Here’s the 1970s throwback that the Braves have been wearing for their first homestand as a memorial tribute to Henry Aaron and Phil Niekro.
- Here’s a selfie of Chris at the 2019 Celebrity All-Star Softball Game, where he got yelled at by Kenny Lofton (and yelled back!).
Question of the Week
- Here are the uniforms that Paul likes from the 1976 movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.
- Here’s the scene from Rocky where Rocky sees the banner of himself wearing the wrong trunks.
- Here’s a look at the uniforms from the great 1977 hockey movie Slap Shot.