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Coming to a Clearance Bin Soon: MLB, New Era Hit New Low with 2020 Spring/BP Caps

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After a few weeks’ worth of drip-drip-drip retail leaks, MLB and New Era finally made it official yesterday by releasing the full slate of spring training/batting practice caps. (You can get a closer look at each design here.)

As the leaks had suggested, they . . . → Read More: Coming to a Clearance Bin Soon: MLB, New Era Hit New Low with 2020 Spring/BP Caps

A Look Back at Mike McCarthy’s Odd Cap/Sharpie Habit

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With former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy heading back to the NFL coaching sidelines after a one-season absence, it’s worth remembering the he had a very odd uni-related quirk: For at least a decade, he was in the habit of wearing a Sharpie tucked . . . → Read More: A Look Back at Mike McCarthy’s Odd Cap/Sharpie Habit

The Story Behind the ‘Mistaken for MAGA’ Article

As you may recall, last month I asked if any of you had stopped wearing your favorite red team ballcaps because you didn’t want them to be mistaken for “Make America Great Again” caps. I’ve now written an article about this phenomenon for the New York Times “Styles” section. It was faaaascinating to work . . . → Read More: The Story Behind the ‘Mistaken for MAGA’ Article

Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks

Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst Orel Hershiser (shown above during his final MLB season, 2000). Here’s the transcript:

Joe Davis: Did you ever deal with tipping [your pitches]?

Orel . . . → Read More: Orel Hershiser: Man of Many Uni Quirks