Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

A Tip of the Cap

I’m a big fan of baseball caps. Ever since I was a little kid, if I was going somewhere, chances are I had a hat with me. Usually, it was an Orioles hat, or maybe a Ravens hat, and unless I was at church or sitting down at dinner, it was on my head.

A recent question posed on the MLB Fan Cave Facebook page asked what are the best hat logos in baseball history? Here are my top-5, in descending order.

5. Boston Red SoxI’m certainly not a Red Sox fan, but as comedian Robert Kelly so eloquently put it when he visited the Fan Cave, you just have to respect the Red, White, and Blue “B” of the Boston cap. It looks classy, and when you see it, you know exactly what it is.

4. Milwaukee BrewersI’m a big fan of the old school blue glove with the ball inside of it logo. It inspires memories of the Brewers playing AL baseball, and seeing Robin Yount in the prime of his Hall of Fame career.

3. Tampa Bay Devil RaysYes, the Devil Rays. When they had the neon colored sting ray on their hat, they were called the Devil Rays. Maybe the uniforms themselves weren’t too attractive, but I liked the cap. Most people put a letter or two on their hat. The Devil Rays put their mascot up there.

2. Brooklyn DodgersThere is something about the regal, white “B” on that Dodger blue background that makes one long for the olden days of baseball. Jackie Robinson stealing bases like a mad man, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella bashing home runs out of Ebbets Field, and the ever-repeated mantra, “Wait til next year.” That hat is a part of baseball royalty.

1. Baltimore OriolesThe homer pick. You had to know it was coming, but at the same time, the cartoon bird of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s is a classic. I’ve never been a fan of the more realistic bird or the absurd “O’s” hat. The cartoon bird head reminds all of us desperate Baltimore fans of a time when baseball was king in the Charm City, and when the Orioles were as good a team as there was in the game.

I’m a big fan of baseball caps. Ever since I was a little kid, if I was going somewhere, chances are I had a hat with me. Usually, it was an Orioles hat, or maybe a Ravens hat, and unless I was at church or sitting down at dinner, it was on my head.

A recent question posed on the MLB Fan Cave Facebook page asked what are the best hat logos in baseball history? Here are my top-5, in descending order.

5. Boston Red SoxI’m certainly not a Red Sox fan, but as comedian Robert Kelly so eloquently put it when he visited the Fan Cave, you just have to respect the Red, White, and Blue “B” of the Boston cap. It looks classy, and when you see it, you know exactly what it is.

4. Milwaukee BrewersI’m a big fan of the old school blue glove with the ball inside of it logo. It inspires memories of the Brewers playing AL baseball, and seeing Robin Yount in the prime of his Hall of Fame career.

3. Tampa Bay Devil RaysYes, the Devil Rays. When they had the neon colored sting ray on their hat, they were called the Devil Rays. Maybe the uniforms themselves weren’t too attractive, but I liked the cap. Most people put a letter or two on their hat. The Devil Rays put their mascot up there.

2. Brooklyn DodgersThere is something about the regal, white “B” on that Dodger blue background that makes one long for the olden days of baseball. Jackie Robinson stealing bases like a mad man, Duke Snider and Roy Campanella bashing home runs out of Ebbets Field, and the ever-repeated mantra, “Wait til next year.” That hat is a part of baseball royalty.

1. Baltimore OriolesThe homer pick. You had to know it was coming, but at the same time, the cartoon bird of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s is a classic. I’ve never been a fan of the more realistic bird or the absurd “O’s” hat. The cartoon bird head reminds all of us desperate Baltimore fans of a time when baseball was king in the Charm City, and when the Orioles were as good a team as there was in the game.