Yesterday I was a the Coliseum and I saw this cap at one of the kiosks at the stadium. I asked the vendor about it and she said that New Era had a factory error in which they accidentally used the gold lettering instead of the white lettering for the A’s logo. This one was the only one they had a mistake on, making it a one of a kind cap.
It’s 7 7/8 (not my size) and I have no need for it. But because it was rare and it was an on-field cap, I bought it anyway. Something so rare could be worth something in the open market.
Now I am to wonder what I should do with it. Keep it for my own personal amusement or sell it? I would assume there is a market for this kind of stuff, but it would be hard due to the size. Maybe I’ll put it on eBay. I’ll have to think about it.
New Era has a great slogan with “Fly Your Own Flag” and I’ve seen the above cap before in store. It’s gorgeous. They have one for Mexico too. If they have a China one, I’m all on board with it.
New Era has established itself real well in the sports world and especially in on-field apparel. Their line with MLB and NFL has really boost their appeal and their innovations are second to none. They’re not a perfect company but I believe their marketing is superb.
Their slogan today with Flag Day is a great use to tap into our patriotism. We should be grateful for our flag and what it represents. We shouldn’t take anything for granted.
But it isn’t all peaches and cream and happy feelings for everyone who demands expectations to the highest level.
I didn’t know today was Flag Day until I saw it on Twitter by New Era. Am I less American because of it? No. But should Google have done something today? Maybe. The fact that we expect Google to cater to our every need and ego is really horrible.
But then again, Google brought themselves up to this high and mighty status that they have to be perfect.
I mean, that’s what America is all about right? Condemning others for not doing what we expect them to do yet not say a word of thanks when we rely on them for so much.
Seriously, accusing Google of being un-patriotic because they aren’t like someone else? I thought America was bound on people being different. But what do I know. I forgot today was Flag Day so I must know what it means to be American, even though I was born and raised here all my life.
During next season’s Stadium Series, all teams participating will be wearing a special uniform for the game.
This is a fantastic idea and we’ve seen how well these special jerseys have translated into sales during the Winter Classic. But now with this bit of information, I have to wonder what the Islanders will have. With their eventual move to Brooklyn, their identity will change a little. But for a specialized jersey, normally it’s the kind of opportunity to go throwback.
And with me being a nut for `90s throwbacks, I beg that the Islanders bring back the Fisherman for one last time. PLEASE!!
Quite possibly the worst hockey jersey I’ve ever seen. But it’s hideousness is beautiful.
I am all for sports around the world to be accepting of others despite differences in their sexual preference. It doesn’t matter on the field and I think for the most part, it’s been a good step forward. I believe that we’ve gotten to the point where it’s not as taboo.
But with this pairing of merchandising from the NFLPA, with the proceeds going to Athlete Ally, it’s a tremendous step forward. However, there are still hurdles to get past in this business.
There will people who will object to this. People who wear these shirts will get ridiculed. It’s a part of the process when opening up publicly with things that aren’t fully normal yet.
In the end, I believe that the NFLPA has taken a big step forward and ultimately, this will lead to a stronger, accepting America. You may not agree with how a person lives and loves, but maybe this will help those understand that that isn’t the way to define a person.
Current and former players who’ve been advocates have their shirts available for sale.
Yasiel Puig: the next big thing?
OK, I think I get Dodgers fans now. Having lived in LA for about a year now, I get a sense of how Dodgers treat their superstars. I remember Manny Ramirez, Hideo Nomo and have read stories about Fernando Valenzuela.
All of those were great stories for the Dodgers, but Yasiel Puig has taken it to another level. The excitement is so crazy, fans have shelled out money like never before. This is from the LA Times.
The Dodgers sold more Puig-related merchandise from Thursday to Sunday than they had ever sold of any player over a four-day period — more than even Manny Ramirez,Fernando Valenzuela or Hideo Nomo, according to a team spokesperson.
The team sold approximately 3,000 units of Puig-related merchandise in that four-day window, including 1,600 T-shirts ($28), 400 “Viva Puig” T-shirts ($28) and 600 jerseys ($225 for the authentic version, $110 for the replicas).
No. Especially with the first one.
So hard to read. Poor Kings.
Adidas has released the caps (most of them) for the NBA Draft. They look terrible.
I’ll give them props for not using a generic font, but instead use the team’s workdmark for all of the caps. That’s the only thing that looks good everything else is a disaster.
Looking at the above Kings design, we have some design flaws that can be avoided. First of all, it’s a snapback with the snaps being two different colors. That doesn’t look good. Whatever happened to flex fits?
Under the brim, I have no idea why they stuck with this template. It kind of reminds me of that zubaz design they were pushing in college. And the logo under the brim is OK, but it really doesn’t need to be there.
Which one is better?
Remember when MLB had that issue with the Braves batting practice cap? Looks like they’ve run into the same problem with the Cleveland Indians.
What was initially as a Chief Wahoo logo has now been replaced with the block “C”, and the excuse is that they simply used the wrong image for the release.
But do you buy it?
We knew about the logo for a while. Now it is officially confirmed along with a new uniform set.
They’re back to green, harking back to their first games in Dallas and their Minnesota roots. Also, the shade is refreshing and the black is subtle.
Because green isn’t as prominent in the NHL versus common colors like blue, black and red, this is a good move by the Stars. I like entire set and the bevel works in my opinion. Even the number being green on the white looks good.
Even though the stripes are different, it works and it makes the set distinct. A fresh start as the team moves out of the Pacific Division.
From first look, I was shocked that there are so many differences between the home and road set. The entire thing screams Team Canada to me.
As you can see, the stripes don’t match. The home set features a laced collar while the road one does not. There’s a shoulder yoke on the white jersey that will hold the nameplate, but not the home one. There’s an emphasis of the color black on the road set, but not the home set. In fact, the only constant on both jerseys is the crest.
There isn’t much else that really is worth noting. All the flaws are visible right in front. And what’s worse about it is that the team supposedly designed this in-house without any outside help. It just shows the lack of experience in design with this new set.
But there is one element of design I like about this set.