The Yankees are going to sell some ugly commemorative caps this season

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In case you have forgotten, the Yankees have won 27 World Championships. They’d really like you to not forget that, actually. In the off chance you have forgotten it, they are going to sell some hats this season that remind you of that. And next season. And the season after that.

Yep, this year the Yankees will sell — at Yankee Stadium only — some New Era caps commemorating the last nine of their World Series titles (2009, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1978, 1977, 1962 and 1961). Then, in 2018, the nine before that and in 2019 the first nine won by the franchise.

The key takeaway, though, is how the caps look:

Yes, those are tally marks on the side. In case you’ve lost count. And check out the underside of the bill:

And the back:

Level with me, Yankees fans: you gonna buy one of these? How about 27 of these?

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.