One fitted a day, done my way. My love and passion for baseball and sports as a whole is translated through my collection of fitted caps. Most of these cranial gems I have collected through my vast adventures of Americas frontiers one dirt filled diamond at a time. Others in the collection have been purchased or given to me as gifts. Every Fitted has a team and every team has a story, these are my stories. The Fitted Diaries, One fitted a day, done my way...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Watch your pockets around this guy
Todays cap of choice is the fitted of the Quad Cities River Bandits. You may be thinking wow thats a team with a long name, but their history is even longer. The River Bandits play in Davenport, Iowa, and are members of the Midwest League. Their has been a minor league team in Davenport for 50 years. The River Bandits are single A affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals, and have been since the 2005 season. prior to that major league connection, the Quad City franchise has been affiliated with the Twins, Astros, Angels, Cubs, and Braves. Most recently before their name change to the River Bandits, the franchise was recognized as the Swing of the Quad Cities. If this name sounds familiar, chances are you've seen the movie Sugar which was released a few years ago telling the story of a minor league baseball prospect and his first months in America after coming from Latin America. The River Bandits play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park, which has been open for baseball games since 1931. Some notable alumni who used to call Davenport home in the summer are: Johan Santana, Billy Wagner, Joe Mauer, Garret Anderson, and even current Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. The Cap has a red crown, yellow button, black brim, and a raccoon character in a cowboy hat and a bandanna covering his mouth and nose. I found this fitted at Cap City which is located in West New York, New Jersey a few months back. This cap can be spotted in rapper Lil' Wayne's music video for "Every Girl" if you didn't know.