New, Plastic, 100% Non-Wool Baseball C[r]aps

March 15, 2007 at 8:24 pm (Baseball)

I’m a “cap guy”. Recent news messed with my wa. For the first time in more than half a century Major League ball caps are changing radically. No longer will they be 100% wool. Conversely, they’ll be 100% acrylic. In the past, how a player ‘did his cap’ was a last bastian of individuality available to him. On the positive side, now that the bottoms of the brims will be black, less glare will come into play. So say New Era Cap Company officials, who now sell $1 caps for $29.95 instead of $5 caps for $29.95.

I still miss the flannel unis. They went out in 1968, replaced by double knit eyesores. [FYI, only player permitted to wear natural fabric was Ken Singleton of my beloved Mets. He had an allergy to acrylics and a note from his doctor. Also, the dog ate his homework.]


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