Yes. It’s time. There’s never been a more opportune moment for a franchise in any sport to scuttle a nickname with — real or perceived, overt or subtle — racist aspects. On this blog six years ago, I recommended that Cleveland drop the Chief Wahoo mascot, which the team eventually did from their uniforms but […]Read More Tangled web: Should the Indians rename themselves?
[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=health+care&iid=8314826″ src=”5/2/9/d/House_Votes_On_d0f8.jpg?adImageId=11544699&imageId=8314826″ width=”234″ height=”319″ /] This blog mainly focuses on sports, but I couldn’t let tonight’s historic Congressional vote on an overhaul of health care go without some sort of comment. And to find a photo of a Capitol police officer standing watch in front of the dome while wearing a ball […]Read More Congress caps off the drive to health care reform in historic vote
Political and fashion lore has it that by not wearing a hat on inauguration day, John F. Kennedy killed the haberdashery industry. From then on, American men stopped wearing hats. While JFK and his fashion-conscious wife certainly influenced American style, I suspect the growing dominance of the automobile in our culture did more to hasten […]Read More Baseball cap outlook for 2009: The audacity of hats
This isn’t, technically speaking, a cap in my collection. But it’s too cool not to count. My mother-in-law and I have traded gag gifts at Christmas over the years, and yesterday I received a University of Virginia T-shirt with the crossed-saber logo on the front. But the back is what really matters. It depicts our […]Read More Presidents and baseball caps, 18th Century division
Here’s some great exposure for a baseball cap: President-elect Barack Obama wearing a White Sox cap. See more examples of how the photo played at the Innovations in Newspapers blog.Read More Barack Obama, president-elect and Chicago White Sox fan