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1988-92 Colorado Springs SkySox

Seeing as how this is the last missive of the year, it only seems right to expect a blow-out post although I fear only I will see it as such. Then again, I'm the one writing this dang blog every week so cut me some slack, Jack!

I often refer to my baseball fandom reaching its fever pitch in the late 1980's and early 1990's but just in case you need a reminder, some of the hat logos that are specific to that era are my all-time favorites as is the case with this week's Colorado Springs Sky Sox cap.

The tags here are fairly straightfoward considering this cap could be from anywhere between 1988 and 1992. The only reason I'd say it's from the later side is because the MILB tag as seen below:

Colorado Springs only trails Denver in terms of Colorado's population ranking however I find it's just the right size in terms of sustaining a minor league team although recent talk of slashing the number of teams and leagues should be seen as a potential risk.

Something t…

1993 Portland Beavers - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I mentioned last week that my usual preference for these blog posts is to go vintage over retro but that I was so impressed with Hat Club's recent releases, I had no choice but to showcase their great work here.

I spent some time going back through older posts to see if there were any consecutive ones featuring retro caps and I couldn't find any so as far as I know, this week's 1993 Portland Beavers goes back-to-back in that regard as well as on the Beavers tip!

If you'd like to do some more reading on Pat Howell, his career was briefly profiled in a blog post over at Greatest 21 Days which is a site I enjoy very much. Check it out when you get a chance!

This cap is not going on the Trading Block however please do not hesitate to reach out if you want any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

As always, thanks for coming back to read about baseball hat geekery. I've got comments disabled here so if you'd like to …

1991-92 Portland Beavers - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Welcome back to the post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas edition of Fresh Fitted Friday y'all. 

You might (or might not!) be wondering where I have been the past few weeks and the answer to that is that I've been traveling to some pretty cool spots. I'd never been to Charleston, SC before this past weekend and the one before that I visited Providence, RI for the first time in over twenty years so in honor of that triumphant return, this week's Portland Beavers retro is one whose logo could easily be taken for a Providence cap.

I've stated before how the early and mid-1990's were a hectic time in terms of my obsession with minor league baseball so it shouldn't come as any surprise when a hat that was only around from 1991 through 1992 holds a special place in my heart.

Another reason this cap is great is because Pat Mahomes and Willie Banks played for the Beavers both seasons in which the team wore this cap. As you might recall, I had a run-in with those guys when I…

Taking a little break, folks!

Sorry for the lack of warning here but I decided to pause on the blog right before the Thanksgiving holiday last week, and for this week as well but don't worry. I'll be back next week with a Freshhhh Fitted to share with y'all. Until then, Peace!