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Hartford Yard Goats - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

The Double-A party continues this week folks and we're not just taking a look at any old Eastern League team this time around. This week's Fresh Fitted is an alternate worn by the Hartford Yard Goats, which as it turns out is a natural rival to last week's featured team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. 

Like last week's cap, this was another gift from my wife. The "Horned H" logo first caught her eye because it represents our last initial but when she learned the cap was one worn by the team in Hartford, that sealed the deal as we had recently visited The Insurance Capital of the World.

Unfortunately, this cap cannot proudly boast the Made In USA tag but I haven't found any glaring quality issues with it thus far.

The green, white and blue MILB batterman is a fitting tribute to the iconic colorway once used by the now-defunct Hartford Whalers.

The team's rebrand by Brandiose in 2015 brought the design firm's calling card  - which is some sort of surly animal with clenched teeth - to the standard home cap. A handful of alternate cap logo designs came out of that campaign but I'm glad to have this particular one because it brings an understated simplicity that is all too rare in caps these days. 

Before they were known as the Yard Goats, the team was known as the New Britain Rock Cats and in my previous write-up on that cap, I mentioned how I wasn't particularly fond of teams with fictitious animal names but that I was somehow fine with the Rock Cats name. 

Maybe I didn't resist the name since many other teams adopted silly monikers in the mid-1990's. It also didn't hurt that I was a teenager then but now that I'm older, I recognize the value in paying homage to the parent team's design aesthetic. In the case of this franchise, before the Rock Cat's affiliation with the Twins they were the New Britain Red Sox.

Despite the Red Sox being one of the few teams that consistently irks me, I have nothing but respect for the history of their franchise as well Roger Clemens who is the best pitcher I've ever seen in my lifetime. The classic Red Sox font style seen on the hat worn by Clemens here is amazing.

Well, I hope you had fun reading about another cap that is so special to me. 
This cap isn't for sale or trade however don't hesitate to reach out if there's something you like on the Trading Block and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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