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1990 Everett Giants - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I know what's going through your mind right now: "enough with the snapbacks, already!" is what you are thinking, right? Well, you're correct in that the snapbacks have gotten much love around here lately but I couldn't help myself from sharing this particularly fresh 1990 Everett Giants snapback with you. 

The reason it's releasing from the vault today is because my beloved San Francisco Giants are in town to play the New York Mets this weekend and I wanted a unique hat to wear to the game tonight. I also decided to wear this snapback to the game because it fits me a little better than the fitted 1992 version of the cap that I wrote about a few weeks ago. 








The cap shown in the minor league card below has "Giants" without Everett in the logo, which was how the logo was laid out through the 1989 season. 


For a depiction of the 1990 cap, I have two different cards of the pitcher Lenny Ayers from that season. I chose this player because my spellcheck aut…

2014 Ft. Myers Miracle Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I've written about the Ft. Myers Miracle on-feld cap before so this week's Fresh Fitted is just going to be a cursory look of a custom variant of that hat. 


The text below her likeness reads "Well there's a Golden Age", which are lyrics to a a song called "Golden Age" by TV on The Radio. It also happens to be one that Phish covers beautifully and I invite you to watch the video below (credit: Tom Rowles)


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2014 Fort Myers Miracle - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

After last week's "palm tree on a baseball cap" theme, I'm actually surprised that a logo design segue could possibly exist between that one and this Fort Myers Miracle on-field fitted. I suppose the big difference is that this cap features a baseball growing from the palm tree which is a supernatural element that could certainly be deemed a “miracle” of sorts. What I find to be a real miracle is that the state of Florida is currently represented by not one, but two MLB teams. If a baseball could grow from a palm tree, it would need help from a billionaire entrepreneur like Wayne Huizenga to do so. 
When I was a youngling just learning about the game, the only baseball that existed in Florida (and Arizona) was Major League Baseball's Spring Training and a slew of minor league teams running the gamut from Rookie and Single-A Leagues to Triple-A clubs. In those early years of baseball fandom, there was an imminent threat of a struggling MLB team moving to one of tho…

2008 New York Yankees "Virginia Tech" Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This week's Fresh Fitted is not only a freshie but it is one that has a deep sentimental value to me as it is the cap that the Virginia Tech baseball team wore when they hosted the New York Yankees in a preseason exhibition game at English Field in the spring of 2008. 

As I've noted in a previous post about the cap that the Yankees wore during that game, it was played in memoriam of the Blacksburg Massacre at Virginia Tech the previous year. Tomorrow marks the 9th anniversary of the shooting, so today we will look upon the hat that the Hokies wore when the Yankees came to town.  






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1992 Everett Giants - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

As I'm sure anyone reading this is already aware, Monday, April 3, 2016 was Opening Day however I have a question for the baseball purists out there: did it feel less special because there were three televised games on Sunday, April 3, which was the day before Opening Day?

This question is tricky because some might say having Opening Day on a Monday is a tradition that must be observed but then there are also those that wonder who in their right mind would be upset that the baseball season began early? I love the traditional aspect of the game but I admit that I fall into the latter camp simply because my motto is "more baseball, more better".

Well that's not really my motto but one of my dreams is for Major League Baseball to expand and have a short-season league in the Southern Hemisphere (or make the Australian Baseball League a thing) so that MLB could have games year-round, meaning there would be two Opening Days!

In that case, let's talk logistics: I'd …

1983 Denver Bears Snapback - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!

I’ve been holding on to this pristine gem for far too long and now the time has come for you to enjoy its freshness. You may be wondering what is the story with this logo so let me fill you in on  this barely worn Denver Bears cap from the early 1980’s.









The reason you might not be familiar with the Denver Bears is they changed their name to the Zephyrs in 1984 because…I have no idea why they changed their name from something awesomely ferocious to the name of a defunct passenger train whose name refers to a mild west wind, which itself is named after Zephyrus who is the Greek god of the west wind. 
My best guess for the name change might have something to do with the fact that the Bears shared a playing field with the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium and perhaps the fans somehow got their cheering signals crossed. Who knows what happened really but it very well could be that they mistakenly booed the Denver Bears during baseball games and cheered for the Chicago Bears when they were …