I’ll preface this by saying that I love New Era caps. As a bald-American I wear a lot of caps, and all of them are New Era caps. I have a big head — 7-7/8 in most caps — and any sort of adjustable just looks dumb on me. The fitted game caps from New Era always look and feel good. And, of course, they’re the ones the baseball teams wear. I have them for probably a dozen different teams and wear them all the time.
But they make some missteps too. And those missteps tend to happen more often the farther they get from actual official game designs. All black but otherwise with the usual team logo? OK, that’s alright. I have a Braves one like that. Throwbacks? Oh yeah. I have old school Mariners and Padres caps I like a lot. But the crazier one gets, the worse things go.
Over at Pinstripe Alley today, Matthew Floratos counts down 40 awful ones. And they’re all Yankees caps!
Not gonna lie: I like number 37, the mini-logo. I think that could be kind of cool to have. Everything else, though, ugh.
MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.
The entire camp was placed in quarantine.
“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”
Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.
The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.
“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”