As some wise person with a beard longer than Babe Ruth's bat may or may not have said, ‘In order to move forward, one must look back.” The Fitted Cap Fiend is also a fiend for wisdom, so I’m gonna take that sage’s advice and look back on a couple of posts from the past: Namely, the posts concerning the Mariners’ teal hats with blue brims & the Rockies’ purple hats. Let’s start off with the Rockies and a little bit of what I said about their awesome purple hat:
…according to Darth Brett over at the Chris Creamer Sports Logos Community (the absolute best forum for intelligent discussion of sports logos & anything else pertaining to sports), this hat was worn VERY briefly in 2004 and hasn't been seen since.
Colorado Rockies, I am politely telling you to USE THE PURPLE HAT, YOU FASHION BLIND DUMMIES. IT'S AWESOME. IT LOOKS GREAT. IT FITS YOUR IDENTITY TO A T. IT'S PATRIOTIC. IT WOULD MAKE THENATIONAL PASTIME'S COLORADO TEAM LOOK BETTER. USA. USA. USA.
Well look at what happened on Opening Day 2011:
The Rockies took a PERSONAL CHEAP SHOT at me by wearing the purple jerseys but not the purple hats. Douchebags.
But seriously, I was glad to see that the Rockies finally decided to start wearing the purple jerseys again. I figure if we can’t get the purple hat, maybe we can get the jerseys, and that’s exactly what we got. Now, if the Rockies can finally break out the White Whale, we can finally see the Rockies wear a GREAT uniform instead of just a decent one. But for now, the closest we’ll get to seeing this on the field will be if a streaker takes to the field in nothing BUT the purple cap. I’m sure the Denver authorities want no part of that.
While the Rockies may not have brought back a specific request of mine, guess who did?
From my previous blog post concerning the subject:
You hear that? Unlike yesterday's Hat of the Day that is still active but probably has no chance of returning to the field, THIS ONE MAY COME BACK. So heed their word, and 'Let 'em know,' Mariners fans! It's an awesome cap, it deserves to be back out there! It deserves to be on the heads of the players, as well as the fans.
I knew there was a reason why I liked you guys, Seattle. It’s because of stuff like this in this article:
I keep hearing rumors that the Mariners are bringing back their teal-billed caps for 2012. Can this be either confirmed or denied at this point?-- Spenser S., Walla Walla, Wash.
Ahh, this is the sort of rumor I actually can put a definitive answer to during the Hot Stove season! The Mariners prefer to call them "Northwest Green" caps, but those hats are indeed making a comeback to go with the Northwest Green alternate jerseys that were worn on Monday and Friday home games last season. And, yes, they are available now at Mariners Team Stores.
Even if it's just the teal brimmed caps, this is est news I’ve heard all Fall since hearing about a potential sequel to the all-time classic film “Herman Munster goes to Brooklyn” that will come out NEXT leap year!!! Seriously though, Mariners fans’ voices were heard and the teal-brimmed caps are indeed back! Although it’s kind of lame that they’re only gonna be worn on Mondays & Fridays, at this point, beggars cannot be choosers. We should all just be happy that the Mariners are bringing teal back into their identity. Hopefully soon they'll be bringing back the caps that I've posted above & we can celebrate the fact that one of the better-looking and unique hats in Major League Baseball will be making its return. However, I can live with what the Mariners have given us. So in the words of a legend on hard times:
Skip to 3:57 to actually hear him say it.
It's been a good month to be a Fitted Cap Fiend, and hopefully it will only get better during this long offseason from baseball.