The official MLB All-Star Game pillbox caps are even worse than the concept ones

Remember when these concept caps leaked? While predictable in design, it was at least pretty decent for what it was. But that was a fan concept.

Now we know what the actual caps look like and you can see a link to all of them above.

The problem here is the front panel matching the team jersey of white or gray. That doesn’t match anything the Reds ever wore. Then the stripes not even going around the entire circumference of the cap makes it worse. This is poorly designed and would look terrible on a professional player.

But money talks and that’s what MLB is going for.

Oakland A’s are ready for some midnight madness

I’ve never heard of a baseball game starting that close to midnight. Or maybe it’s a long 13-hour wait. But it sounds like a great promotion!

Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

Samuel:

As much as I love being close to the action, this is a concern. Of course it’s rare that a shattered bat will strike someone. But MLB shouldn’t chance it. NHL extended their nets and MLB should follow.

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

In the wake of last Friday’s incident at Fenway Park, fan safety is naturally on the minds of a lot of people right now. Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about the issue prior to tonight’s First-Year Player Draft and told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal that MLB will re-evaluate where they stand.

“Obviously the first and most important thing to say is we’re all concerned about the long-term well-being of the woman that was injured. That’s the most important issue,” Manfred said before Monday night’s First-Year Player Draft in Secaucus. “From Major League Baseball’s perspective, when you have an incident like this, you have to go back and re-evaluate where you are on all of your safety issues. Trust me, we will do that — just like we are on a variety of issues right now at the beginning of my tenure. It’s important not to lose sight of…

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The Stephen Vogt impersonation of Chris Farley’s Matt Foley is quality TV

Yes! In a van down by the river!!!

Please vote for him to get into the All-Star Game!

Sammy Sosa Update: Alive With “Normal-ish” Skin Color

Samuel:

This is somehow the most important sports news I’ve read today.

Originally posted on Sports Gossip, Sexy WAGs, NFL and Hot Cheerleaders: BustedCoverage:

Hey everyone, we here at the BC office would like to interrupt your Wednesday with a small Sammy Sosa update. We have been a little concerned about Sammy’s well being over the past couple of weeks considering we haven’t spotted the guy since he crashed a Miami Art Basel in December.

You may remember him looking rather white:

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Luckily, it looks like Sammy’s okay. He popped up in a fan photo almost a week ago, flashing some bling on the wrist and not-so-frightening skin complexion:

Perhaps Sammy’s laid off that weird cosmetic cream he’s been using? Or maybe he just had the guy filter the shit out of the photo before posting it.

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The MLB All-Star Game pillbox caps are the most predictable thing

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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.

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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?

MLB’s Independence Day caps look like this?

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.