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BlueClaws helping to restore the Shore

The Lakewood BlueClaws completed their opening-weekend series yesterday, but their record in the four games doesn’t matter. What matters is that they raised $15,000 for the BlueClaws Charities Restore the Shore initiative after auctioning off the special jerseys worn throughout the weekend. Each jersey featured the name of a Shore-area town on the back, making

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The Eagles: A sporting band

There’s no question that the Eagles were one of the most influential bands of the ’70s — their greatest hits album sold more copies than any other record in the 20th Century. But until watching the recent two-part documentary on Showtime, I had no idea that the band was also among the pioneers in jersey-wearing rockers. It’s a

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Stair-way to threadom: The most decorated ballplayer in history

Last week at Uni Watch, a reader speculated that Joe Smith — if that’s his real name — had worn 33 distinct uniforms in his NBA career, which now includes a record-tying 12 franchises for which he’s played. Paul Lukas declared those 33 different styles to be an NBA record and then wondered who might

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Flashbacks about to become more common in southern California

The Angels announced on Friday that they’ll feature “Flashback Fridays” as part of their 50th anniversary this season. To kick it off, they’ll wear reproductions of their 1989-92 uniform (with the 50th anniversary patch added) on April 8, April 22 and May 6. The press release trumpets it as the “late 1980s” design, and while

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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