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Jupiter Hammerheads - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!

This week's Florida MILB selection is the current Jupiter Hammerheads cap and it's one that shares a common trait with last week's Brevard County Manatees hat: Since their inception, both Florida State League teams have hardly altered their cute logo at all! 

The shark's name is Hamilton R. Head (Get it? Ham-r head? Dumb right?) The team should have been called the Jupiter Gassers. (Get it? Jupiter is a gas planet? And "gas" is a term for a fastball? I'm a genius? I know.)

Standard-issue current day MILB tags here but I appreciate the "Originators of the True Fitted" on the satin taping, which means this cap has some age.

Loving this mostly teal MILB batterman. Or is that cyan? I don't care; I'm calling it teal.

From 1994-2001, the Manatees had a grey, teal and black cap logo to match the Florida Marlins, who were their original parent club, but traded in that colorway in for grey, blue and red in 2002 when they became the High-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos.

The West Palm Beach Expos relocated to Jupiter to become the Hammerheads in 1998. The team wore a grey, red and black cap logo through 2002 which was their first year of affiliation with the Marlins yet didn't swap out the red for teal until the following season.

If I ever make it down to the West Palm Beach area during baseball season, I'd love to check out a Hammerheads game at Roger Dean Stadium. And if the Hammerheads are on the road, it's no problem as the Palm Beach Cardinals also play their home games at that stadium as do the Gulf Coast League affiliates of the Marlins and Cardinals. Neat, huh?

There's a great article you should check out by Paul Caputo regarding the history of the Jupiter Hammerheads but I still can't understand why they allowed the kids to name the team after a goofy shark. Also, I hate sharks. OK, I don't know if "hate" is the right word, so I think I'll just say, "I have an irrational fear of sharks (that is at the same time very rational)."

This cap is 7 1/4 so it can definitely go on the Trading Block, however I doubt anyone will want it considering it's virtually the same as every other Jupiter Hammerheads cap. Anyway, hollar if you want this hat and are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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