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1999 Greenville Braves

At this point I must admit that last week's call for black magick was useless. Since there's no point in summoning sorcery for this week, I'm just praying the Giants don't get swept by the Padres this weekend and ending the season with 100 losses. Since I'm tuning in to that series while in Atlanta, this week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is a Greenville Braves cap.


Bonus points for this week's photos at a Pearle Vision in Roswell, GA. And extra bonus points for the 70's interior. 



While the sweatband tags and satin taping style are consistent with caps I've featured from the mid 1990's, this cap is most likely not from any time before 1999 which is when the New Era flag began to appear on minor league caps. This Joe Nelson card from 1999 is the oldest Greenville Braves card I could find with a player in a cap sporting the New Era flag.



This cap logo is a reminder of how dominant the Atlanta Braves were from 1991 through 2005. I remember seeing m…

1990's Great Falls Dodgers - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

It's the penultimate week of the 2017 MLB regular season schedule and I'm feeling rather downtrodden, folks. The crummy Los Angeles Dodgers will clinch their 5th consecutive NL West title tonight or tomorrow and the odds are my poor defenseless San Francisco Giants will be the opposing team in the visitor dugout at Dodger Stadium when that happens.

You might recall that last year I called for black magick to eliminate the Dodgers from the NLCS and I'm desperately in need of sorcery this weekend so the Giants sweep LA thus preventing Dodgers fans from mocking us as they celebrates. To show I'm serious, this week's sacrifice cap is a former Dodgers minor league affiliate: the Great Falls Dodgers.




In all the years I've been doing this dang blog, I never thought I'd ever write about a Dodgers hat but here we are. While last week's cap featured a Dodger-esque design element, this week's cap is more Dodger-istic, meaning you can 100% tell that this is just …

Ft. Lauderdale Yankees - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!

Alright folks, I admit last week's cap was not very tantalizing but if every week's post features an exciting hat then what is an exciting hat? Ok well, maybe you just have high standards for this site so I should just shut up and deliver this ultra-rare treat: a super vintage Fort Lauderdale Yankees cap.



A lot has happened in this past week's news cycle but let's not soon forget the devastation that Hurricane Irma wreaked in the Caribbean as well as many parts of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale. For Tampa, it meant the Rays were not be able to play a home series against the Yankees so that series ended up getting played at CitiField in New York. 



It was a rare treat to see the Yankees play somewhere other than Yankee Stadium so I wore my Fort Lauderdale Yankees (rather than a Tampa Yankees)hat to honor the occasion as well as to show solidarity with my Floridian friends. I suppose I've always associated Fort Lauderdale with pinstripes because of alumni such as Ma…

Early 2000's Minnesota Twins Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday!

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled missives of a baseball milquetoast! The last few weeks of summer have been hectic for me but I'm ready for fall even if at this very moment my beloved San Francisco Giants are two games away from being eliminated from a wild card berth. But you know who's in the running for one of those berths in the AL? The Minnesota Twins!





I've written about some Twins farm teams on here but never the big club. I figure now is as good a time to do that as any since they're currently playing decent baseball which is something they haven't done since 2010. That's not a fact but the way; it's just an opinion I came up with by looking at their record over the last few years!

Coupling that opinion with the 3 World Series the Giants have won since 2010 is comforting but let's get back to this cap because it intrigues me. The tags and satin taping are consistent with what I've seen on caps from 2002-2004 however I have been unsucces…