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Spokane Indians - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

In celebration of the 2013 World Series being underway, I thought it would be fun to showcase a couple of caps from a Pacific Coast League franchise where St. Louis outfielder Carlos Beltran played: the Spokane Indians. The PCL is a league that was officially founded in 1903, just two years after MLB's American League. I find comfort in the fact that baseball has been played in the Pacific Northwest ever since the United States' Western Expansion reached the Oregon Territory

So let's get to talking about this cap. First up you'll notice that the logo features the letters "S" and "I" interlocking on a royal blue crown.  As many of you know from reading this site, I love the style of serifs used here and I really enjoy that the "S" is so similar to the"S" in the Shreveport Captains cap logo.

It's no secret that I heavily favor these old school caps made of 100% wool with the green-underbrims. I especially enjoy the way the roy…

Houston Astros 1999 All-Star Game Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

We are almost two months into MLB's 2015 season and I don't think that anyone's preseason predictions had the Houston Astros playing as well as they are. I hope I'm not jinxing them By saying that (although I think I just did jinx them; I'm sorry, Astros fans!) but I think it's a welcome change of pace considering the homogenous selection of successful teams over the past few years. This unexpected success is good for Houston fans and I feel that it's beneficial for baseball overall.
I like it when people get excited about clubs that aren't necessarily their hometown team. Even though I'm a San Francisco Giants fan, I certainly appreciated (after the Giants won the World Series, of course) how many people got behind the Kansas City Royals last season and I even saw a good number of people wearing Royals caps here in New York City. I'd estimate that in my lifetime, I've only seen about a dozen people wearing Houston Astros caps but to be fair,…

1999 Columbus Clippers Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Not long ago I picked up this 1999 Columbus Clippers cap but haven't worn it until right now because it looks like next week will be my first Yankees game of the year. I'll need to be rocking a Yankees cap with some uniqueness to it and I think this will do the trick.








The Clippers wore this cap from 1996 through the 2008 season and while it's not going to be the most obscure cap in the bleachers, I still doubt most of the fans will recognize the logo...or even care what it is. One thing I've noticed about Yankees fans is that for the most part they are rarely interested in their team's player development system. I suppose I the Yankees have been sufficiently successful at the major league level long enough that their fans don't need to look to the farm teams for help.

I have mentioned before that I grew up in a minor league town so I remember this cap very well. Jorge Posada wore this version of the cap as a member of the Clippers in 1996. Another member of that …

Mid-1990's Charleston RiverDogs cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

After last week's spotlight on a cap from a South Carolina team, I thought it would be appropriate to continue that theme for this week'sFresh Fitted with a relic from the mid-1990's. 

This cap's garish "Charlotte Hornets style" colorway of teal and purple sums up that era to a T.While I'm less than enthusiastic about the dated colorway, I'm not completely sold on the cap's logo either. 
I get that it's a cute dog biting so hard on a bat that it breaks in half but this logo has been around for almost twenty years and it hasn't evolved very much as far as I can tell. I don't know of any dog that sticks around for that long, let alone one that doesn't age a spot.

The RiverDogs were hardly the first minor league team in the 1990's to abandon their (now) classic logo for some nonexistent animal with a bat. Still though, I can't help but think the Charleston Rainbows lost a big part of their city-specific uniqueness when they becam…

Vintage Capital City Bombers Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I was revisiting an episode of House of Cards recently and I noticed for the first time that there was a brief mention of the Greenville Drive. For those who are unaware, the Greenville Drive happens to be a (real-life) minor league team based in South Carolina, which is the home-state of (fictional character) Frank Underwood.
During their first year as a member of the South Atlantic League in 2005, the team was known as the Greenville Bombers. I suppose they hung on to the name that they had used in their former home-city of Columbia to see if it would stick, for one season at least. 

They ended up rebranding as the "Drive" to honor Greenville's contributions to the automobile industry...and to sell more swag to their new fanbase, presumably.It's always tough when a long-standing team decides to change their name. I actually remember being sorely disappointed when the Columbia Mets decided to become the Capital City Bombers in 1993. 

I've been a huge fan of The Sim…