On National Hat Day, let's celebrate the art of the hat catch
Is everyone wearing a hat? Good, because it's National Hat Day and that means you're legally obligated to sport headgear while reading this. As Jay-Z knows, ball caps are casual fashion essentials, but today we're celebrating them for their secondary (and superior?) purpose -- catching baseballs.
Let this Padres fan show you how it's done:
Hats can give you a little extra reach, which comes in handy when someone else is trying to catch your foul ball. This young Braves fan is using his cap as fan catch power-up:
A good hat catch can bring joy to you and the people you care about:
And you can use any headwear you see fit. The floppier, the better:
Even the pros do it:
Remember: A hat catch means using your hat to catch a ball, not Alex Gordon's understandable but mistaken interpretation: