Apparently they are just concepts. So whoever created this did it pretty well to the point where all media picked up on it and said it was real. So the rest of this entry really is nothing.
If you missed it, images of the All-Star Game caps are out. Predictable.
It’s pillbox, which matches that of Mr. Redlegs. Since the Reds are hosting the midsummer classic and they don’t have any distinct cap design from their era, taking something from their mascot made sense. It was so predictable. They had no other choice. (Hey, pillbox caps are supposed to be flat on top.)
This trend started last year when the Twins were hosting and the All-Star Game caps (a first in MLB) was created to imitate that cap design from the Twins’ past.
It looks like the National League will all have white crowns and the American League will all have their team colors. In theory, this is a great idea. But I still don’t dig it. It seems forced and are All-Star Game caps necessary? Nope. It may look decent for some caps but overall, it isn’t that great. Anything for merchandising purposes, I guess.
I wonder what they’re doing with San Diego next year. Taco Bell caps?
Paul Lukas has all the details in his blog. I will share a few thoughts.
- I hope that all these caps are the same red, white and blue color scheme. If the A’s had their green and gold featured in this cap, it will look terrible.
- The flag isn’t necessary. It just clutters it up even more. From the first glance, I was afraid that the gray would be the reflective material New Era has used recently. But that would be illegal so it’s not there.
- This is what happens when they’re running out of ideas. I have no problem with the design really. But the problem lies within the fact MLB is using it as an official part of their uniform.
One of the best things about Twitter is reading tweets from fans who have conspiracy theories or can’t accept reality. Following Derrick Rose’s game-winner against the Cavs, I saw this tweet from a Cavs fan trying to prove that the inbound took too long. I found this very funny.
Of course, the first mistake here was that the timer started when the whistle blew, not when the inbounder received the ball. Clearly this fan doesn’t know the rules. The whistle only means that the game is resuming, not to start the clock.
Also, the five-second rule can’t be precise. It actually is on the discretion of the referee who is making the count. And if you look at the referee, he is at about 4.75 (give or take) in his count.
MLB has just announced their designs for their Memorial Day caps. It’s essentially a standard cap for all teams except that the bill is in camouflage.
These seem more and more forced every year but this year, it just seems like they’re running out of creative ideas. Heck, this design was used by New Era for the NFL already. And for the jerseys. They’re just camo-filled.
It’s not over the top but it’s not that creative anyway. It’s simply a camo bill on a regular home cap. Same for the jersey. It’s just OK. What do you think?
I’ve been watching the news and just watching the devastation to the city of Baltimore. The pain in the voices of those who feel betrayed is haunting. The unnecessary violence on the streets is frightening. What should be a time of recovery has turned into a time of fear.
As a sports writer, I have to see how the sports world is reacting to this and for the most part it’s been very good. I like the decision made by the Orioles to postpone the first two games of their series against the White Sox and then to just play the last game without any distractions. At this point, the league knows they have to get these games in and doing them without risking the safety and common sense of the whole situation is well done.
Still, it’s terrifying to see this happen. It happened not too long ago with Ferguson. It will continue going on when another injustice arises and the trust of the public is betrayed. For a country built on freedom and the product of the best melting pot of different people, we still can’t seem to find a way to care for one another and love one another. Instead, these injustices seem to happen. And even when something may or may not have been done wrong, our reaction and the decision to riot destroys and kind of fairness to each other. I pray for this to end, but I fear that we haven’t learned a thing yet. Violence in reaction to violence is never the answer.
During the offseason, the Indians announced that they would make their primary home caps and their alternate road caps’ shade of blue match their throwback jerseys. This made sense in terms of having some uniformity in their uniform.
On Wednesday, they wore their alternate cap in addition with their alternate jersey. This made sense for the jersey to match the caps. However, the shade of blue, which the team calls “Midnight Navy” looked really dark. So dark that at first glance, it looks black.