One lonely Beastie I be. All by myself, with nobody. The sun is beating down on my baseball hat. The air is gettin’ hot, the beer is getting flat. -Besatie Boys
Public Service Announcement: Ahhh the baseball cap. At one time, the baseball cap was worn only by ballplayers for their functionality. For instance, because all pro baseball games were played in the afternoons, the visors grew steadily longer in the early decades of the 20th century. But today, the baseball cap has evolved to the point that they are no longer worn only by ball players. Today they’re worn by celebrities, presidents, teens and truckers alike. Today they are the staple hat of the American people. Power to the people! In light of this, let’s have a look at 10 best baseball caps of all time. Shall we? Sure we shall:
There was a time I had about twenty baseball hats in my repertoire. Now, I only have two. I only have my trusty Red Sox hat and I only have the Montreal Expos hat. Le bleu-blanc-et-rouge. Le Tricolore. Simply a classic.
I know it’s a little hokey. I know it’s a little jokey. I don’t care. I love it. The new Orioles hat is just too gosh darned serious. That hat belongs in a John James Audubon book not on on ballplayers head. Certainly not on mine.
Now that’s a bseball cap. Reeks baseball. Oozes baseball. Negro League Baseball’s most storied franchise. Most gloried franchise. What’s the story, Morning Glory? The Homestead Grays, bitch! If this cap was good enough for Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Cool Papa bell, it’s good enough for me!
Boston Red Sox
What? You didn’t think this hat was gonna make it in here? You know me. You know I’m a homer. A shameless homer. An incorrigible homer. Doh! Homer or not, this hat is a classic. Simple grace. Not many hats have grace. You can’t have “a little grace.” You either have grace, or you…don’t. This hat has grace.
Houston Astros, Houston Astros, Houston Astros…Number one! I know. Oilers. But still. Still, this hat is number one on the charts and number one in our hearts. The shirts were gaudy, yes. But the hat? The hat? A thing of beauty. Beauty lies in the eyes of this beholder.
I like this hat for the sheer audacity of it. The pomp. The pagentry. Oh, the humanity! You may not like it. You may think it’s atrocious. Even though the sound of it is something quite atrosicous! If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious. Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye!
New York Yankees
As much as it pains me to put this cap in here, put this cap in here I must. The Yankees hat is baseball. It has stood the test of time. Yes, America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This hat, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray.
San Francisco Seals
The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team in San Francisco, California, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957 before transferring to Phoenix, Arizona. Think Ted Williams. Think Joe DiMaggio. Think guys like that there. But remember, the man doesn’t make the hat. The hat makes the man. This hat’ll make a man out of all you.
As you well know, the name “Twins” was derived from the popular name of the region, the Twin Cities. History lesson: The NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers re-located to Los Angeles due to poor attendance which was believed to have been caused by the reluctance of fans in St. Paul to support the team. The owner of the Twins was determined not to alienate those fans again. His desire was to name the team the “Twin Cities Twins.” The MLB objected. However, the original “Twin Cities” TC logo was kept. Here endeth the lesson.
I don’t know what it is, I just love this hat. Maybe it’s the colors. Like my main man Ice-T always says, “My colors, my honour, my colors, my all. With my colors upon me, one soldier stands tall.” You’ll stand tall wearing this hat.
Peace out homies! Six two and Even!