When the US hockey team hits the ice for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, it will be in some starry new sweaters. And the world got its first look at the new jerseys when they were unveiled at an event in Arlington, Virginia, earlier today.
One of my favorite events at the SABR 43 conference in Philadelphia was the Research Committee Meeting for Baseball Card History and Influence. The meeting had a very different feel to it than other presentations at the conference. It was a chance for everyone in the room to participate, to share their love of baseball, and discuss what baseball means to them. And it was a chance to talk about baseball cards!
This week is a big one for teams to unveil their latest jerseys. The Tennessee Volunteers revealed their new alternative unis yesterday, and then later in the day the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons gave fans a glimpse of their new on-court looks.
Hey baseball fans, get ready for some big changes to the game you love.
Earlier today, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that the 30 MLB owners gave broad approval to a plan to introduce an expanded instant replay system and manager challenges to big-league baseball. It still needs to be formally approved by the owners, which is expected to happen at their quarterly meeting in November, and OK'ed by the MLB Players Association and World Umpires Association. Stiil, "it's a historic day," Selig said.
Here's how the plan would work: