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Here’s the Digital Camo Hat the Phillies Will Wear on Memorial Day

Kyle Scott - May 20, 2013

Annnnd I already bought one last Wednesday at the game:


See, I like this. For the past few years, MLB has toyed around with ugly white and mismatched digital camo-in-logo for their Stars and Stripes caps worn on America holidays and 9/11. This year, they’re – rightfully – going all out with the digital camo worn by the US Marine Corps, which I love.


You can get one at the MLB Shop (affiliate link, I’ll get a small commission for referring the sale).

How Are We Feeling About Evan Turner’s Ridiculous Hat?

Kyle Scott - September 24, 2012

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Somewhere, Pete Rose, his big fucking hats and smoking hot Asian girlfriend approve of Beaker’s style.

Turner is joined in the photo, taken yesterday at CBP, by Maalik Wayns and, not surprisingly, a white girl. Andrew Bynum was supposed to be there, but couldn’t make it into town (knee procedure in Germany?).

[A few other Sixers were there as well.]

Carry on.

Here’s the Phillies 2012 Stars & Stripes Hat (Minus any Stars & Stripes)

Dan Fuller - May 19, 2012


As has been the pattern since 2008, Major League Baseball will be using special hats for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and September 11 as part of their "Stars & Stripes" program. Mixing the design up every year, they're actually eschewing the namesake "stars and stripes," replacing them with a digital camouflage pattern. (Let me say that I think it's the Army's "Universal Camouflage Program," but military uniforms are outside my uniform wheelhouse. In terms of straight-up trivia, I'd give the designers lots of credit if the camouflage pattern for the Blue Jays followed one of Canada's CADPAT designs or if the Padres used one of the US Marines' patterns instead of what I assume is the US Army's pattern, but it doesn't look like either is the case.)


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This year, thankfully, MLB says they will donate "ALL NET PROCEEDS" from sales of the hat to the Welcome Back Veterans fund (previously, Kyle gave MLB heat for the shamelessness of contributing only $1 from a $37 MSRP item in order to play the "for the troops" card).

The Stars & Stripes hats are made in China, unlike the normal on-field New Era hats which are made by folks you'd normally see when there's an aggressive Clint Eastwood voiceover talking about it being half-time or 7th Inning Stretch or Second Intermission in America. USA!

So… how do they look? In a word, ugly. Oddly, instead of just framing the camo pattern with the normal white of the "P," they added an extra blue stroke on top of the white to frame the camo. Odd (and unnecessary). With just red and (generally green) camo, I'm stretching, but you get a nice "Christmas comes to Winter's Bone" effect. Red+Blue+Camo? Nope. Looking through the rest of the league, they just look like dirty versions of the normal hats. Also, like the Phillies, other teams, such as the Blue Jays, have gotten vestigial strokes added to the design for some reason. 

For some positivity, a detail I've always liked on the Stars & Stripes hats is that they also drop-in the pattern in the "batterman" logo on the back of the hats, and they've continued that this year. 

Looking at the Phillies hats since 2008,  the 2009 hat is the best (being that it looks just like the normal hat, minus the red button on top) with the navy blue 2008 as runner-up. 2010 is hideous and 2011 looks missed the retro fad by about 4 years. For those interested in such things, the 2009/10/11 versions are easily found on ebay, but the 2008 hats are extremely rare (as in there hasn't been one on ebay in either hat size I can wear in the last 3 years). Last season,  I offered a middle aged man at a Phillies game $60 for the one he had one his head, and he even knew not to sell it. I am not proud of any part of this anecdote…

Anyone out there planning on buying one of these? If so, you can line Kyle's pockets by clicking this link to purchase.

Pictures via and the very cool, but not-updated-since-2o1o Fittedelphia, which chronicles Phillies hats made by New Era.

DeSean Jackson and His Chicago Bulls Hat Were in the Studio with Snoop Dogg Last Night

Kyle Scott - February 10, 2012


Ya boi continues his millionaire lifestyle on a hundredthousandaire paycheck. 

Last night, at around 3 a.m. in the East and midnight in the West, DeSean Jackson tweeted this picture with Snoop Dogg as the two got their – quote – studio grind – end quote – on. 

The D-oh-double-gizzle and D-Jac go way back– DeSean was on Snoop’s show in 2009, and Snoop recorded a song for DeSean in 2010. And now it seems like there maybe another collabo in the works. YA HERRR MEEH?!!

And yes, that is a Bulls hat on D-Jac’s head. So, children, if you’re keeping score at home (I am), D-Jac has outwardly supported the Bulls, Lakers, Nationals, White Sox, and Yankees this offseason. WILL SOMEONE GET HIM A SIXERS HAT?!

So Cal Native DeSean Jackson is Wearing a Washington Nationals Hat in His New Twitter Picture

Kyle Scott - February 9, 2012


The W is for Westside. Really, it is. He has the Washington Nationals logo tattooed on his arm.

For guidelines on why this is not appropriate, we'll refer you to this morning's post about Michael Schwimer asking if it was OK to like the New York Giants.

Killing Us Softly: Casey Anthony Rocks Phillies Cap

Kyle Scott - October 9, 2011

Gooo Howard!

Maybe when Plaxico Burress walked out of the slammer wearing a Phillies hat earlier this year, we should have known that the baseball gods would be tweaked.

Yesterday, just hours after Ryan Howard's second consecutive season-ending at-bat sucked the life out of Citizens Bank Park, Casey Anthony took part in a deposition for a defamation case. Her attire? We'll let the Orlando Sun Sentinel fill you in: 

News 13’s Amanda Evans reported that Morgan questioned Anthony for about 45 minutes, and her attorney invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. It sure sounds as if Anthony was more composed than her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, when they were deposed in the same case.

Via Morgan, Evans supplied more details about Anthony: “Anthony was wearing a Phillies baseball cap, large sunglasses and what appeared to be a dark, black wig.”  

That’s more bad news for Philadelphia Phillies fans after the heartbreaking, season-ending loss to the St. Louis Cardinals last night.

Evans added that Morgan will give the deposition to a judge, who will decide whether Anthony must be compelled to answer Morgan’s questions.

I have a question: Why a Phillies cap? Haven’t Phillies fans suffered enough?


Sweet! So Cay-A is on board. Plax is on board. Where you at, Juice?!

In unrelated news, I'm told that Charles Manson's remaining followers will appear at their parole hearings wearing Nnamdi Asomugha jerseys. 

H/T to Kelly for the tip

Here’s Ilya Bryzgalov Wearing a Flyers Hat

Kyle Scott - July 15, 2011


And pants! Here's our man (yes, we can say that now because we actually have a goalie) Bryz coaching kids at his goalie camp in Mother Russia. Got to love the Bryz reppin' the Flyers.

But about those sandals…


In Soviet Russia, sandal cradle toe!

Pics via (@plidov)