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Showing posts from June, 2020

1980's Albuquerque Dukes

I'm not sure if this is a record or not but I realized just as I sat down to write this post that it's been exactly two months since I've written about a snapback. Now while that Yakima Bears cap had some serious age on it, this week's Albuquerque Dukes hat is even older.

As hard as it is for me to admit to appreciating a Dodgers affiliate's cap I'd say Vero Beach and Great Falls Dodgers are their top logos from the 1990's that I just hate to love. Yakima Bears is pretty cool too so yeah, I guess that's like over half of their teams actually.

I suppose I should address the white elephant on the page and make some sort of statement regarding baseball commencing soon but I'd rather hold my tongue in case a snafu should arise however I'm sure would one come about regardless.

This quarrel between the owners and players stinks to high heaven. The rising number of Covid cases around the country combined with the lack of love and respect that the owners a…

Denver Bears Retro - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This week's episode of The Quarantine Road Trip takes us to Denver which is just a few miles away from my alma mater, University of Colorado at Boulder. I showed love to Denver's MILB past back in one of my earliest posts but it must be said that the longest-standing team name associated with the Mile High is the Bears, and not the Zephyrs.

The story of why this week's cap is very special to me is a long one but we're all in quarantine so luckily you have time to hear it!

So by the time I got to Boulder in the late 1990's, it had already been a few years since the  Colorado Rockies had replaced the Denver Zephyrs and while it was exciting to live in a major league market, there were aspects about minor league baseball that I remember missing and I now wonder if some of those newly minted Rockies fans felt the same way.

My main issue was that getting to Coors Field from Boulder was a major challenge as I was a college student without a car so transportation had to be w…

Edmonton Trappers Retro - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This week's episode of The Quarantine Road Trip still finds us in Alberta however this time we are taken even further north as we are examining this Edmonton Trappers retro that I picked up from Hat Club in August 2019.

I really hope that Hat Club gets the itch to release more of these retro caps as it seems like it's been a while since I've felt the need to empty my wallet on their site. The big one on my Wish List is the cap the Peninsula Pilots wore in the 1990's. This would be an incredible addition to my collection considering the only one I ever found was pretty ragged.

I've finally picked up the Utica Blue Sox and Oneonta Yankees caps that I was hunting however I would not be mad if Hat Club decided to retro those caps as it's nice to have a polyester version of those timeless logos. And just in case anyone cares, another one I'd be really happy to see is a pre-1994 Huntsville Stars cap. Ok, I'm done begging for now! 

I feel like I went pretty deep …

1993 Calgary Cannons - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

This next chapter of the Quarantine Road Trip will primarily focus on bygone logos from the Pacific Coast League starting with the Calgary Cannons, which was a team that I distinctly remember from my youth despite my hometown being 2,500 miles away. Note, when you don't have a driver's license, the difference between 2,500 and 250 miles isn't much.

As I stated before, this logo carries lots of weight for me and it saddens me that Calgary has been without a large scale professional club since the Cannons final season in 2002. For that reason I feel it's necessary to briefly share my thoughts on the impending doom that many lower level MILB teams are facing due to proposed funding cuts by MLB. 

What I've learned from all my years as a baseball fan is that teams thrive on the support from the communities in which they play. It might seem obvious to you and me but without fans filling the seats and buying merch, teams simply cannot succeed. Unfortunately, some of the clu…