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Going to need one more week off...

Hoping this is the last week I have to skip because I really want to get back to it, y'all
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Norwich Sea Unicorns - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I considered jumping back in to Pacific Coast League caps for this week's missive but last week's Australia/birthday post got me thinking that the early part of the year is the perfect time to jump into a new theme. And what better way to celebrate a new theme than by showcasing the cap of a brand new team for 2020?

By my count this Norwich Sea Unicorns cap is the 19th unique Brandiose design that I've featured here but this one is extra special for a few reasons, the first being that my wife just gifted this to me for my birthday. The second big draw to this hat is that I have a keen appreciation of nautical themes, especially unicorns and goes double for narwhals!

After doing a recent survey of my collection, I noticed that I've got a few NY-Penn League teams on ice that I haven't written about so make sure to come back regularly over the next few weeks so you don't miss a thing!

In closing, I would be remiss if I didn't share with you fine folks a link that…

2017 World Baseball Classic: Australia National Team - Fresh Fitted Friday

It's been just about a year since my last birthday post which means…it's time for another one! So, just like last year I'm shining the spotlight on Australia as we both bask in the glory that is January 26 however this time the cap worn by the Australian National Team is from the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Something I don't discuss much (but you probably already know all about) is the "Labels" section in the sidebar of the site pages is super helpful, especially if you'd like to peruse caps that share metadata with the current cap you're viewing. For example if you clicked on the "World Baseball Classic" label, you'll see the 2017 US National Team cap!

I know I made it easy for you by linking to the page just then but it's almost my birthday so I'm feeling super generous and helpful! At any rate, I hope you enjoy the photos of the cap worn by the 2017 National Team of my perhaps-someday home country of Australia!

Just like last ye…

2004 Indianapolis Indians - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Instead of counting down the days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training facilities as we normally would around this time of year, the baseball world has been consumed by the repercussions of the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal and I've been doing my best to abstain from painting broad strokes with my judgement brush.

But as a San Francisco Giants fan it's hard to stay silent, especially when the team I loathe most is mentioned as the potential beneficiary of an L.A. City Council plot to request the recall the of the 2017 and 2018 World Series trophies. At first it made my blood boil but the more I think about how it would play out, the more hilarious that outcome seems.

The "Total Recall" outcome is something that I'm not going to actively back or root against but if it ends up happening, trolling the Dodgers would almost become too easy as Giants fans would have more material to work with than we ever had before.

As I mentioned earlier, it'…

2004 Iowa Cubs - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Hello and Happy New Year to anyone reading today's post! And if you're reading this entry in March, I suppose it would be rude of me not to offer you the same courtesy. 

I want to start the year off with a bang but also want to honor my 2019 mission of chronicling the Pacific Coast League hats in my collection that I felt were ready for the spotlight.

So instead of coming out guns blazing, I'm going to kind of just kill y'all softly with a few caps from teams in the American conference of the PCL, starting with this Iowa Cubs hat from 2004.

An interesting item of note is that with this week's Iowa Cubs post, I've now featured all five of the MILB teams that play in Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Kernels, Burlington Bees, Clinton Lumber Kings and the Quad Cities River Bandits are all Class A teams so I tend to view the Iowa Cubs as the flagship franchise in terms of MILB teams in the state.

Because of that status, it's ironic they're the only one of those teams to …