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2000 Stories by Paul Lukas

Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • A Dazzling Display

    published December 12, 2000

    So ya think covering the uniform beat is just about watching SportsCenter while reclining in the La-Z-Boy and sipping mint juleps? Think... More >>

  • Head Case

    published November 14, 2000

    University of Colorado football coach Gary Barnett, upset over his team's 0-4 record, pulled an interesting stunt last month: He removed the... More >>

  • Sweater Weather

    published October 17, 2000

    From the untucked jerseys to the bizarre spectacle of grown men wearing short pants over stockings, hockey has always been a unique sport from a... More >>

  • Football: Change Your Look, Change Your Luck

    published September 5, 2000

    Ah, the gridiron, where uniform revisions are not merely a matter of aesthetics or merchandising—coincidentally or not, teams that have... More >>

  • Forced to Retire

    published August 22, 2000

    Most likely you didn't notice when the Colorado Rockies assigned uniform No. 35 to Butch Huskey after acquiring him from the Minnesota Twins last... More >>

  • Men in Blue

    published July 25, 2000

    Largely overlooked amid baseball's flurry of uniform revisions, the umpires have new unis this season too, thanks to the merger of the American... More >>

  • 'C' No Evil

    published June 27, 2000

    Chicago and Cubs both begin with the third letter of the alphabet, so it might not seem particularly noteworthy that several Cubbies... More >>

  • Naming Names

    published May 30, 2000

    Aside from Derek Bell's super-baggy hip-hop-style jersey (which the league office told him to stop wearing after three games), things have been... More >>

  • Doing the Waive

    published May 16, 2000

    If the situation with the Mets and Rickey Henderson proved anything, it's this: Nobody understands the waiver rules. Revocable waivers,... More >>

  • The End of an Ear-a

    published May 2, 2000

    When Gary Gaetti of the Red Sox announced his retirement last month, it wasn't exactly earthshaking news. Gaetti's numbers had been in steep... More >>

  • MLB 2000: Custom Tailoring and Alterations

    published April 11, 2000

    Another baseball season, another round of uniform changes to digest. Leaving aside a host of smaller revisions (not even Uni Watch can get excited... More >>

  • Masked Men

    published February 22, 2000

    Uni Watch, in a fit of youthful reminiscence, recalls wanting to grow up and be a hockey goalie. Why? Because goalies got to wear those cool... More >>

  • Capping a Career

    published January 25, 2000

    Uni Watch has been observing with keen interest the recent events surrounding Carlton Fisk, who raised a few eyebrows by announcing that he'll go... More >>

  • A Century Of UNI Watch

    published January 11, 2000

    1916: The first baseball uniform numbers appear on the Cleveland Indians' sleeves. But the idea doesn't catch on and is dropped a year... More >>

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