A pickup truck carrying a couple of young guys from a neighborhood softball team broke down on our street today. Eying their blue and orange uniforms, my wife asked, “Who are these guys, the New York Mets?” If my wife, who pays attention to baseball only by virtue of being married to an all-in fan, […]Read More Iconic baseball caps: The original New York Mets
If he can stay off the injured reserve list, Justin Duchsherer can shore up the pitching rotation for the Baltimore Orioles. Duchsherer, who seemed forever on the DL in his years with the Oakland Athletics, signed with the Orioles this week. I never saw Duchsherer pitch at the Coliseum, but he made many a quality […]Read More With Duchsherer signing, Baltimore Orioles get a glimmer of hope
The best teams in football advanced to the Super Bowl today – Green Bay and Pittsburgh. On paper this appears to be an epic matchup between franchises with great legacies, and it’s likely to draw a huge TV audience in the U.S. and around the world. The pairing of the Packers and Steelers also underscores […]Read More A great matchup for Super Bowl XLV
Here’s some more detail on the fun all the San Francisco Giants fans had in Modesto last evening as the World Series trophy tour pulled into town. The Modesto Bee (my employers, bless them!) has a story, videos and photo gallery at this link. As I noted in the previous post, I wasn’t able to […]Read More Sights and sounds of the Giants’ World Series trophy in Modesto
The San Francisco Giants brought the World Series trophy to Modesto today, coaxing hundreds of orange-and-black-clad fans into the cold January air to queue up to see it. By the time I walked from my office to the convention center, the line snaked around the block and I spent a few minutes at the end […]Read More The Giants’ World Series trophy comes calling, and the Ball Caps Blog goes uptown
I couldn’t resist. Our office planned a luncheon celebration today to mark the San Francisco Giants’ victory in the World Series, and everyone was encouraged to wear orange and black. I had picked up the Tim Lincecum T-shirt a few days ago at Target, and I also had my cool, non-authentic pinstriped black Giants jersey […]Read More A new cap to celebrate the Giants’ World Series victory
[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Giants&iid=10104110″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/10104110/giants-renteria-hits-three/giants-renteria-hits-three.jpg?size=500&imageId=10104110″ width=”500″ height=”371″ /] We’re celebrating — and a little bit hoarse for all the cheering — here at the Ball Caps Blog tonight. The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series on a combination of great pitching from Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson and a three-run homer from Edgar […]Read More The San Francisco Giants – world champions!
By coincidence or fate, I spent a week in Texas as the American League and National League championship series were being decided. I returned home to California in the middle of Game 1 of the World Series, in which today the Giants lead the Rangers 2 games to none after improbable back-to-back, high-scoring victories in […]Read More Can the Rangers rebound and defeat the San Francisco Giants?
Bobby Thomson died today at age 86, but his memory will live on as long as the game of baseball is played. It was Thomson who hit “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951, a home run that lifted the New York Giants over the Brooklyn Dodgers and into the World Series. That blast […]Read More Rest in peace, Bobby Thomson
Friday was an off day for the 2009 World Series, a reminder that the season is nearly over. Baseball is the daily game, and its rhythm regulates our lives most of the year. It’s the oldest and most established of our spectator sports, and I find it the most American of all. There’s a doctoral […]Read More An off day for baseball, and a glimpse at winter