Hat Club releases limited Houston Astros concept caps for public sale

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A few weeks ago, I came across this post on the New Era forums. Apparently this was a concept for the new Houston Astros uniforms in the mid 1970s. Obviously the team never wore these but Hat Club got wind of it and started reproducing them. Now the caps are not just in-store, but also are on sale on their site as of last week.

This is the first time to my knowledge a manufacturer has produced a cap for a concept that never made it to the field. We’ve had issues with caps being recalled for political correctness reasons, but this is a first.

What’s really neat about this cap design that it actually is very 1970s and I actually like it. All three caps are available for sale on the site and I might cop the home version. Aside from the stitching on the white panel and the NE logo on the side, the underbrim is green which is pretty historically accurate.

Which one do you like the best? This, this, or this?

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With Jeremy Lin’s new movie ‘LINSANITY’ coming out today, a look back at the first time I met him

Trailer for Jeremy Lin’s new movie now playing in theaters.

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When Jeremy Lin made his NBA debut, I was in the house for that. It was 2010 and it was the Golden State Warriors’ second game of the season. It was also Asian Heritage Night. I was very lucky to have gotten a media credential to that game.

There wasn’t a lot of expectations for Lin. He was way low on the depth chart and the only way he would get some action on the court was if the game was a blowout.

Sure enough, late in the game, the Warriors took a commanding lead and it was then that then head coach Keith Smart decided to put Lin in the game. The reaction to Lin was off the charts for every opportunity he touched the ball even though he didn’t attempt a single shot in his short time on the court.

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