Category Archives: Media

All-time Sports Illustrated baseball preview issue cover apperances

NOTE: Originally posted on April 1, 2010, this analysis is now updated yearly to show the latest accurate numbers. I haven’t come across a study like this, but it doesn’t mean it’s not out there. Though it would be a bit of a downer if I found out I did all this research for nothing.

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Alternate uniform universe

  I keep gazing at this image in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. What they’ve done is obvious: Some of this offseason’s biggest acquisitions are shown with their new clubs, but in an artist’s rendering because we’ve yet to see any of them in action in their new uniforms. And for three of these, we may

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Have you ever wondered how London covered the 1969 Mets?

For a delightfully irreverent take on the Mets’ 1969 NL East-clinching victory, check out this newsreel clip from British Movietone: It’s part of a big collection of baseball footage hidden in plain sight among the millions of clips on YouTube. And it’s meant to make the Mets’ feat understood to British viewers: “Imagine a non-league

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Telling Lajoie from Eddie Murphy

In (digitally) flipping through some old issues of Sporting Life recently, I came upon the following list, tucked into the bottom of the right column on p. 7 of the Feb. 27, 1915, issue. It appears to be one of those quirky little filler pieces once found in newspapers, but now obsolete with digital media. It’s

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Brief thoughts on ’42’

I’m no critic and I don’t aspire to be one. I don’t have a technical eye. I don’t go to movies looking for flaws, inconsistencies or mistakes. I’ve never walked out on a film because, if I’ve paid money to be there, I might as well get the full value from the pretty people and

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