Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday Hats

This year the Giants are wearing an orange billed cap on Sundays. This appears to be the case both at home and on the road. This is very similar to the hat worn between 1977 and 1982. The interlocking SF logo is slightly different - as in font - from the old cap. This new cap looks a bit odd with the traditional cream uni's, maybe only because we've been so used to solid black for so long. Maybe it's because there's a hesitancy on my part to adopt styles from the 70's.

In any case, these caps look so much better than the patriotic ones the teams are wearing today for Memorial Day. White caps with red bills and a stars-and-stripes logo theme. Giants and Rockies both wearing them. They simply don't go with either uniform.

I still have a 1982 cap from hat day that had the orange bill. I've worn it a few times over the last couple of years. It's old and flimsy and has lost its form. The stitching where the tag was is way off, leaving the tag stump sticking out. Typical of the cheapo hats they used to give away on cap day. Otherwise, it's a way to look retro cool, but it's a real hat, and a real hat is a way to show that you've been a fan all these years.


  1. I guess its good to change with the times, but I'm glad they don't mess with the Old English D.

    I like to hear your feeling about the Armando Galarraga perfect game. I was in shock when Jim Joyce called the 27TH safe. What a crying shame that that game had to end that way.

    Do you really think giving managers the ability to call for 1 video review per game will take something away from the game.

  2. Jason,

    I'm glad they don't mess with the old English D either. The Tigers have one of the classic home uni's in baseball history. I think the classic uni teams (in terms of baseball history) are the Giants, Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals and Tigers.

    I've been wanting to address the perfect game and instant replay issues, so stay tuned. Sould be soon.