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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Bubba Watson’s sudden-death Masters win and why CBS and the tournament’s sponsors knuckle under to Augusta National. They also assess the Miami Marlins and the team’s irascible manager Ozzie Guillen, and they examine the latest uniform trends in pro and college sports.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Bubba Watson won the Masters over Louis Oosthuizen in a sudden-death playoff.
Watson’s “boy band” with Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane, and Hunter Mahan.
Watson owns the original General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.\
Why does IBM continue to sponsor the Masters when its female CEO hasn’t been invited to become a member?
Karen Crouse’s New York Times column, “Touchy Day at Augusta National Men’s Club.”
Crouse told Golf.com’s Damon Hack that she would “probably not come cover this event again until there is a woman member.”
Katherine Rosman’s Wall Street Journal story on giving her a stepfather a round of golf at Augusta National.
Grantland’s Brian Phillips on the connection between the Masters and Mad Men.
Ben McGrath’s New Yorker piece on the Miami Marlins (subscriber only).
On Deadspin, Tom Scocca praises the Marlins’ home-run sculpture.
Ozzie Guillen has apologized for his remarks about Fidel Castro. He also says he gets drunk in the hotel bar after every game.
Guillen doesn’t want his players to be late for the national anthem.
In 2006, Guillen said of sportswriter Jay Mariotti, "What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."
The Marlins’ new uniforms.
The NFL unveiled its new Nike uniforms last week.
Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas reviews the uniforms.
Nike spent $1.1 billion on its NFL apparel deal.
The details on Baylor’s highlighter-yellow “Electricity” uniforms.
Grantland’s Michael Kruse on Nike and Oregon football.
The Maryland Terrapins’ garish Under Armour football jerseys.
NFL players will be wearing new gloves with team logos.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Gerry Lesters:
Mike’s Gerry Lester: The Telegraph, Economist, Independent, and Guardian obituaries for darts player Jocky Wilson.
Stefan’s Gerry Lester: Dave Landsberger’s poem “Ode to Opening Day.”
Josh’s Gerry Lester: Lou Salvador: record basketball scorer, Philippine entertainment industry maestro, father of 58 children.
Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.
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