New Era celebrating their own achievement.
This isn’t a surprise to me, but I am surprised they’re doing it anyway.
New Era has been a staple in the cap fashion business for so long and they’ve essentially created a branding identity that’s so big, that it has created legions of followers and fans.
Their 59Fifty model is a fitted-style cap that all teams in Major League Baseball use and is an option for players in the National Football League. It’s my personal favorite and I am a fitted cap guy because of them.
With that, New Era has decided to celebrate their 59th anniversary of this model by placing a gold emblem on MLB caps.
This was wonderful to see.
Remember when I was praising Johnny Manziel for being this over the top wild horse that has people all wild up? I am officially proclaiming Yasiel Puig as baseball’s Manziel.
I know, I know Carlos Beltran. You want him to tone it down a notch.
“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know [how to act],” Beltran said via ESPN. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.
“He has a lot of passion, no doubt about that — great ability, great talent. I think with time he’ll learn that you’ve got to act with a little bit more calm.”
The Dodgers don’t have a mascot. Some fan dressed up as a bear decided to act like one in the ninth inning last night. He was shortly taken away by security.
It made no sense. It was confusing. But it also reminded me that the Dodgers have no mascot and should have one. But because they have no mascot, this was the best in-crowd entertainment they had all night and it was so bad, I wanted to see more.
Too bad I couldn’t see more of it as security took him away. But for one brief moment, the confusion was wonderful.