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soxpride724
08-21-2008, 01:14 PM
In response to an earlier thread about best/worst uni's I wanted to do one based on caps alone.

Favorite: Sox of course, with the Nationals being a close second

Worst: Twins "TC" cap with Cleveland's "I" alternate being a close second.

chisox117
08-21-2008, 01:20 PM
That D-backs hat with the snake forming a "D" is pretty bad.

skottyj242
08-21-2008, 01:21 PM
I think the best is the Phillies or the Dodgers.

twentywontowin
08-21-2008, 01:22 PM
Are we doing current or all-time caps?

doublem23
08-21-2008, 01:25 PM
Nice little guide here: http://www.officialcap.com/images/manufacturers/2007_MLB.jpg

I think the only notable change is the Rays' new digs.

My favorite would be the Mets' home blue hat... The old NY Giants logo on the Brooklyn Dodgers' blue hat = brilliant and awesome.

Least favoirte: The Braves' alternate with the tomahawk. Terrible.

My favorites of all-time: 1973-1992 California Angels (http://spln.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-2546031reg.jpg) and everyone's favorite 1978-1993 Milwaukee Brewers (http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_141000/FF_141321_s.jpg). The day I learned the mitt formed an "Mb"... It was like the first time I listened to The Beatles.

hi im skot
08-21-2008, 01:26 PM
I really like the Twins "TC" cap...one of the few Twins-related things I can stand.

skottyj242
08-21-2008, 01:30 PM
Nice little guide here: http://www.officialcap.com/images/manufacturers/2007_MLB.jpg

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I have like 19 of those. :D:

delben91
08-21-2008, 01:38 PM
Nice little guide here: http://www.officialcap.com/images/manufacturers/2007_MLB.jpg

I think the only notable change is the Rays' new digs.

My favorite would be the Mets' home blue hat... The old NY Giants logo on the Brooklyn Dodgers' blue hat = brilliant and awesome.

Least favoirte: The Braves' alternate with the tomahawk. Terrible.

My favorites of all-time: 1973-1992 California Angels (http://spln.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-2546031reg.jpg) and everyone's favorite 1978-1993 Milwaukee Brewers (http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_141000/FF_141321_s.jpg). The day I learned the mitt formed an "Mb"... It was like the first time I listened to The Beatles.

I don't have a picture of it, but the Angels cap that had the halo stitched into the top is a favorite of mine. Love the Nationals' caps too.

BringBackBlkJack
08-21-2008, 01:54 PM
I would agree that the Braves alternate "tomahawk" hat is terrible. Their classic "A" hat is way cooler, not sure why they felt the need for an alternative.

The other really bad one that comes to mind is the new Rays hat. It has the most plain, generic looking "logo" I have ever seen... I am referring to the one that contains simply "TB" on it in what appears to be Times New Roman font in plain white lettering. I hope they didn't pay a lot to the design company who did that one...

Good ones: The Orioles one with the bird on it, the Brewers' glove hat, and of course the Sox hat is hands-down the best in baseball. :D:

kittle42
08-21-2008, 02:10 PM
The best hat is still the classic Yankee blue.

DSpivack
08-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Jays to me are the absolute worst. It looks very amateur. I liked their old caps (http://akamai.edeal.com/images/catalog989/folder6686/img5901202.jpg), too; and these ones even more. (http://image.bizrate.com/resize?sq=160&uid=726692346&mid=111247)

MushMouth
08-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Lots of great classic hats:

Sox, Yanks, Dodgers, Tigers, Sawks

I'm sure its just bias, but I've always found the copyright "c" of the cubs to be boring and usually on the head of a douchebag.

:wink:

The Milkman
08-21-2008, 02:36 PM
The day I learned the mitt formed an "Mb"... It was like the first time I listened to The Beatles.


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......Thank you.

doublem23
08-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......Thank you.

Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu're welcome.

soxpride724
08-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Lots of great classic hats:

Sox, Yanks, Dodgers, Tigers, Sawks

I'm sure its just bias, but I've always found the copyright "c" of the cubs to be boring and usually on the head of a douchebag.

:wink:


The Cubs have been pretty consistent with their logo but I agree that the "C" is pretty plain. They had a good idea when they introduced the new logo with the cub crawling through the C but it was only used in spring training I believe.

mantis1212
08-21-2008, 02:44 PM
Worst Hats-

Braves tomohawk = UGLY
All Current Toronto hats= REALLY UGLY

Best Hats-

Seattle- Just noticed really, but the compass is pretty sharp
Yankees- have to admit - it's a classic
SOX- just 'cause

I used to think the Baltimore bird hat was cool, but not so much anymore. All the other ones are just letters on top of each other to me.

doublem23
08-21-2008, 02:46 PM
I have like 19 of those. :D:

You've got too much money in hats... Diversify!

MeteorsSox4367
08-21-2008, 02:49 PM
I like the Nats paying tribute to the Senators with the curly 'W'. The Sox' hat is classic and I've always liked the Royals' cap.

My votes for the worst ones are the Mets' black and blue and the Cubs' road caps with the red bill.

I also kinda like the Reds going to back to the Big Red Machine-era caps at home, although I didn't mind the ones with the black crowns they wore a few years ago.

beasly213
08-21-2008, 03:01 PM
Worst-
The Rockies looks boring and plain.
A's - Just ugly in my opinion.
Cardinals Alternate with the bird on the bat.


Best
Chicago White Sox. -Just looks sharp and classy.
LA Dodgers - Same reason as the White Sox
New York Mets Black Hat - I just like the colors on it.

KnightSox
08-21-2008, 03:07 PM
My votes for the worst ones are the Mets' black and blue and the Cubs' road caps with the red bill.Beat me to it by one post! They should just wear the same hat home or away

oeo
08-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Best: Yankees, Sox, Tigers, Dodgers
Worst: Blue Jays (I actually think the logo is creative, but it doesn't belong on a hat), Cubs, Marlins

Marqhead
08-21-2008, 03:15 PM
I really like the Twins "TC" cap...one of the few Twins-related things I can stand.

I agree, I think the TC is one of the coolest hats. I also like the old english D on the Detroit hats, and of course the Sox hats.

eriqjaffe
08-21-2008, 03:26 PM
No love for the Expos' pinwheel?

skottyj242
08-21-2008, 03:29 PM
You've got too much money in hats... Diversify!


I've got pleny in jerseys.

I want Mags back
08-21-2008, 03:34 PM
The Cubs have been pretty consistent with their logo but I agree that the "C" is pretty plain. They had a good idea when they introduced the new logo with the cub crawling through the C but it was only used in spring training I believe.

it was their BP cap up until last season

http://www.minorleagues.com/media/BP03.jpg

Johnny Mostil
08-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Nice little guide here: http://www.officialcap.com/images/manufacturers/2007_MLB.jpg

I think the only notable change is the Rays' new digs.

My favorite would be the Mets' home blue hat... The old NY Giants logo on the Brooklyn Dodgers' blue hat = brilliant and awesome.

Least favoirte: The Braves' alternate with the tomahawk. Terrible.

My favorites of all-time: 1973-1992 California Angels (http://spln.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-2546031reg.jpg) and everyone's favorite 1978-1993 Milwaukee Brewers (http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_141000/FF_141321_s.jpg). The day I learned the mitt formed an "Mb"... It was like the first time I listened to The Beatles.

Nice find. Agree on the Mets' home cap. Others I like: Red Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, Yankees, Cardinals (home).

turners56
08-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Nice little guide here: http://www.officialcap.com/images/manufacturers/2007_MLB.jpg

I think the only notable change is the Rays' new digs.

My favorite would be the Mets' home blue hat... The old NY Giants logo on the Brooklyn Dodgers' blue hat = brilliant and awesome.

Least favoirte: The Braves' alternate with the tomahawk. Terrible.

My favorites of all-time: 1973-1992 California Angels (http://spln.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-2546031reg.jpg) and everyone's favorite 1978-1993 Milwaukee Brewers (http://images.footballfanatics.com/productImages/_141000/FF_141321_s.jpg). The day I learned the mitt formed an "Mb"... It was like the first time I listened to The Beatles.

That Brewers cap is kickass. I didn't notice it said MB until a while back either.

soxrme
08-21-2008, 04:26 PM
The best hat is still the classic Yankee blue.
I agree it is the best in baseball, ours and the cardinals next

johnnyg83
08-21-2008, 05:17 PM
Good: dodgers, yankees, red sox, tigers, white sox, twins TC, Giants, Mets blue, Cards

Bad: Mets black, Marlins, Braves tomahawk, Jays

Bleh: Rockies, Rays, Rangers, Astros,

MeteorsSox4367
08-21-2008, 05:28 PM
Yeah, how the heck could I forget the Brewers from the 80s? That was my softball hat for years. I even have the batting helmet that was blue with the white triangular panel with the "MB" logo.

I also liked the solid blue Expos hat that they wore. Another two favorites, the Orioles cap from Brooks Robinson's days that had the smiling Oriole and the same design but with the white front panel from the early Ripken-Murray era.

WhiteSoxJunkie
08-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Best: White Sox, Astros, Yankees, Dodgers, Braves

Worst: Blue Jays

Overrated: Tigers. I just don't see the big deal with Old English letters.

doublem23
08-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Overrated: Tigers. I just don't see the big deal with Old English letters.

What do you think these are?

http://chicago.ee-arena.com/White-Sox-logo1.gif

Foulke You
08-21-2008, 05:51 PM
it was their BP cap up until last season

http://www.minorleagues.com/media/BP03.jpg
That hat is horrible. I mentioned this in the uniform thread too, that Cub alt logo with the rat running through the C is the worst in baseball. It looks like something that should be on an infant's pajamas.

hellview
08-21-2008, 05:53 PM
Best: Tigers

Worst: Mets (Why bite the interlock NY?)

Dick Allen
08-21-2008, 06:26 PM
No love for the Expos' pinwheel?This one gets my vote for maybe the worst ever. They looked like painters should be wearing them.

Worst of the current caps: Rockies, Phillies alternate

pmck003
08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
worst: washington, marlins, toronto

underrated: pittsburgh, oakland

thomas35forever
08-21-2008, 07:30 PM
My dad likes the Nationals cap. How can you go wrong with a cursive W?

The Angels cap with the halo is pretty neat too.

Southsider101
08-21-2008, 10:34 PM
My dad likes the Nationals cap. How can you go wrong with a cursive W?

The Angels cap with the halo is pretty neat too.

Isn't the Nat's hat just a rip-off of the early 1960s Washington Senator's caps?

WhiteSoxOnly
08-21-2008, 10:40 PM
That hat is horrible. I mentioned this in the uniform thread too, that Cub alt logo with the rat running through the C is the worst in baseball. It looks like something that should be on an infant's pajamas.

Exactly,****ing clown hats...think Gymboree or Bozo.

RedHeadPaleHoser
08-22-2008, 07:55 AM
Overrated: Tigers. I just don't see the big deal with Old English letters.

I disagree. The fact that the D is a different color on the road is awesome, IMO. Too bad the Sox can't do that with a gray, but it would look bad considering the road black jerseys.

doublem23
08-22-2008, 08:11 AM
Isn't the Nat's hat just a rip-off of the early 1960s Washington Senator's caps?

Mid to late '60s. The 2nd incarnation of the Senators (1961-1970), originally wore the plain font W hats the Senators had worn for most of their existence (though the colors changed from time to time, blue W on white hate, red W on blue hat, white W on blue hat, etc.)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/2441088679_3b677031e0.jpg?v=0

However, toward the end of their 2nd run in Washington, they wore the classic, iconic Senators jerseys that featured the hat the the Nats' current one closely resembles.


http://www.baseballforum.com/photopost/data/502/medium/1969_washington_senators_program_2.jpg

RedHeadPaleHoser
08-22-2008, 08:45 AM
DoubleM:

Nice choice on that 1st Senators pic - Old Comiskey represented!!

doublem23
08-22-2008, 09:03 AM
DoubleM:

Nice choice on that 1st Senators pic - Old Comiskey represented!!

:wink:

oeo
08-22-2008, 09:09 AM
Isn't the Nat's hat just a rip-off of the early 1960s Washington Senator's caps?

The only thing about their hat, is it doesn't go with their uniforms at all. Their uniforms are garbage...they look like they were designed by a junior high art student. Why not just go with a script "Washington" and "Nationals"?

johnnyg83
08-22-2008, 12:39 PM
The only thing about their hat, is it doesn't go with their uniforms at all. Their uniforms are garbage...they look like they were designed by a junior high art student. Why not just go with a script "Washington" and "Nationals"?


Agreed: the drop shadow is totally unnecessary and the letters/numbers are all too big.

Jerome
08-22-2008, 03:02 PM
my favorite has to be the old Blue Jays - that awesome logo on the white front and the rest of the cap blue - their new ones (The Black Jays) are terrible imo

MiamiSpartan
08-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Not counting the Sox, 'cause theirs is the best...
I really don't like Toronto's new ones...They've had decent ones in the past, but they've really ruined them now...
I like all of Washington's caps...

PKalltheway
08-22-2008, 09:33 PM
Best:
White Sox
Yankees
Twins TC (I hate the Twins, but that particular cap is pretty cool)
Nationals
Pirates
Angels
Reds

Worst:
Blue Jays
Astros

Madscout
08-22-2008, 11:54 PM
The best hat is still the classic Yankee blue.
Blasphemy!

The O's one is pretty bad...

JUribe1989
08-23-2008, 02:47 PM
Best: Pirates alternate with red bill, Orioles O's orange bill, Twins TC, Indians I alternate, Brewers alternate, Phillies alternate, Washington curly W

Worst: Blue Jays alternate, Brewers game, Red Sox game

tick53
08-24-2008, 10:00 AM
That D-backs hat with the snake forming a "D" is pretty bad.

I agree wholeheartedly. I always thought that they should be called the Arizona Sidewinders anyway. An "S" would make a lot better snake too but nothing is as bad as the "C" on the electric blue Cubs caps.

Best cap, and I'm not just being bias is the Sox.

also. I really hated the old Expos caps and I like the old Brewers cap that used a baseball and a glove to form an MB. I thought it was clever.

soxfanreggie
08-25-2008, 01:19 AM
On the page, IMO...

Best: Sox :cool:, 'Stros alternate, Mets Road, Phils, D'Backs game

Worst: Jays, D-Rays home, Pirates alternate, Cinci road.

Railsplitter
08-25-2008, 11:38 AM
Remeber back in 1976, when several National Leauge team marked thecircuit's centenial with a "throw back" cap where the crown was cylindrical crown and horizontal stipes on the the crown. Those were terrible, but the Pirates, who had nine different unifrom combos back then, most of them dubious, kept it for several years afterwad.

Sometimes I think Willie Stargell doled out those stars to improve the cap's appearence. :wink:

Law11
08-25-2008, 12:28 PM
best: Sox
Milwaukee
Old orioles bird

worst:
Toronto
Colorado