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1989-93 Asheville Tourists Cap

Last week's Tucson Toros cap must have sparked something in me because I'm featuring a classic farm team that was once associated with the Houston Astros here again this week. My intrigue with the Asheville Tourists began when I first became interested in minor league baseball in the early 1990's and the logo on the cap showcased today is from that time.

I'm really glad to have found this cap and to be write about it today. Not only was this the first logo that I associated with the Tourists but I think my appreciation of it might have something to do with the slab serif typeface on the "A" resembling the cap logo worn by "Coach Harris" —played by John Goodman— in Revenge of the Nerds:

If the cap worn by "Coach Harris" is familiar to you then that is because you've seen the font used in that "A" somewhere else. Here's a clue: most of the footage of the college grounds from "Adams College" —the fictitious campus i…

1989-93 Tucson Toros Cap

The big news in the baseball world this past week was Team USA defeating Puerto Rico en route to its first ever World Baseball Classic championship. If you checked out last week's blog, you'd know that I wrote about a Team USA cap and while I'd love to take credit for this feat because I wrote about it, I must doff said cap to the players on that team. 

I wanted to continue to try my luck and give a helpful boost to the University of Arizona during the NCAA tournament. I decided the best way to do this is by writing about a Tucson Toros cap, as Tucson is home to the University of Arizona (which is also where my wife went to college) but sadly the Wildcats were eliminated from the tournament tonight.

Despite the disheartening finish, my wife and her alma mater has lots to be proud of and on top of that, the Grand Canyon State has one more full week of Spring Training ahead of it! Even though I made an active decision to take a break from wearing red hats for the next couple y…

2017 Team USA Jersey Logo Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Ask yourself this question and answer honestly: is the World Baseball Classic exciting to you? I have a hard time with this one because while I want to be a fan of the tournament, the scheduling conflict with Spring Training is a bummer. The other downside is the US not sending its brightest stars to compete against the top talent from other countries.

It seems the message sent is "Baseball: The Business" is more important to MLB than "Baseball: The National Pastime" but maybe that's not true. When the Olympic Committee decided in 2008 that baseball would no longer be an Olympic sport, the WBC was created with the hope that the sport would continue to grow worldwide, and it definitely has. 
In 2016 it was announced that baseball would make its return in the 2020 Summer Olympics and I'm not sure what this means for the WBC. The fervor for the WBC might not be palpable in the US but the point was to expand the game beyond our borders meaning maybe we need to go…

1994 New Orleans Zephyrs Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

For those who don't care about details pertaining to the materials New Era used in its caps over the years, Iadmit that the posts from the past few weeks haven't been super exciting. But then again, would anyone who didn't at least have a passing interest ever purposefully come to this blog in the first place?

They would but only to laugh at us. Let's not let them laugh at us any longer. Ok, now that we've built up our sense of confidence, let's talk about the fact that I found a backup for the Denver Zephyrs hat that I wrote about in the early years of Baseball Milquetoast. This is a hard one to find and I'm sure glad it didn't cost me an absurd amount of money. 

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2001 and 2002 All-Star Game Caps

As you know, last week's Fresh Fitted was not part of my collection but I nevertheless gave it some airtime for the sake of sweatband tag research. I'm mildly obsessed with time-stamping my caps and this week follows in that trend so I hope that's fine by you.

I got into a bit of a rabbit hole looking at All-Star Game caps from years past last week so I've got a bunch to show and tell you about today. For those who are fans of these caps, this is your lucky day. For those who aren't, this is not your lucky day.

Here's a few images of a different Rockies cap from the 2001 All-Star Game as well.

And to wrap up the segment on caps from the 2001 All-Star Game, here are some images of one that appears to be signed by the ever-polarizing Curt Schilling.