[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Camryn Brown — that’s him at lower-right in the montage shown above — who’s going to tell us about a great DIY project he created for himself and his family. Enjoy. — PL]
By Camryn Brown
We’re a family of four Giants fans who lived in San Francisco until 2013, when we moved to Auckland, New Zealand. In 2014 we started doing annual “Family Adventure Road Trips” — FART — in as a way of seeing a bit more of this beautiful country. The kids have always enjoyed the scatological acronym — and, to be fair, so have my wife and I. It has provided a humorous theme to the Facebook updates we make for friends and family who follow our travels.
This coming August we’re returning to the U.S. for a month to see friends and family, mostly in California. One of the highlights will be going to see the Giants play the Braves at AT&T Park on Aug. 28, and that somehow morphed into the idea that we should create some Giants-themed FART caps for the occasion.
As an avid uni watcher, I have “Google Alerts” set for such things as “uniforms,” “jerseys,” “helmets,” “logos” (and cetera), so yesterday I got the following item in my alerts: St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Uniforms from something that deems itself “The Official Sports Blog of the St. Louis Cardinals.” The article included a slideshow, the first slide of which showed the three beautiful jerseys the Cards wear as their uniform set for 2016. Or so I thought.
“Well, this is a lame article” I said to myself, not realizing it was a slideshow and there were 10 additional slides. What followed, and which I’ve reproduced above, are an additional six caps and four jerseys the team will wear throughout the 2016 season. The MLB merch train has effectively DOUBLED the number of uniforms (all of them crappy) and caps the team will sport this season — and it’s all in the name of merchandising. (Continue reading)
MLB unveiled all of its holiday and special event uniforms in one fell swoop yesterday. That’s a departure from past years, when the various promotions were rolled out one at a time. If nothing else, this is very efficient, because we can now make fun of all the designs at once.
Thanks to various leaks, we already knew what many of these would look like, but let’s take a closer look: (Continue reading)
Meet Jeremy Scheuch, a lifelong Royals fan who lives in Chicago but still gets back to KC to see important games — like Sunday’s Opening Night game against the Mets. He’s holding the cap that Royals starter Edinson Volquez mistaken wore during the first inning of that game. The story of how he ended up with the cap is a good one, and I had the pleasure of telling it in this ESPN piece, which went up yesterday afternoon. (Continue reading)