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.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Giants have introduced two uniform changes for 2010. First, they're using an orange-billed hat on Sundays, similar to the hat they wore from about 1977 to 1982. Second, they're applying the "Orange Fridays" theme, where fans have been encouraged to wear orange to the Friday games for the last so many years, to their uni tops. They're now wearing orange tops, similar to the ones from the same '77-'82 period, except with the current traditional block letters. Another small change is an optional display of three orange stripes around the upper calf of their black socks for those players who like to show the full sock. I'll write about each of these things a bit more.