Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pop-ups from down under

New Era... Australian for baseball. This is the official on field fitted cap of the Australian national baseball team. This team has competed in Olympics and the World Baseball Classic. On a different, yet more specific tangent, their is (believe it or not) an actually league consisting of 6 teams in Australia. The league, named the Australian Baseball League, was founded just last year following the previous installment of the afore mentioned World Baseball Classic. There is talk of potential expansion for further franchises in New Zealand, but that is only in the contemplation stages of planning. The ABL is joint owned with Major League Baseball as a 75% owner, which means you can almost guarantee this project to flourish into something great in the near future being that they have all the funding necessary. This cap, I ordered online on the MLB shop website a few years ago, but can be found elsewhere today. The cap has a forest green brim and crown and has a capital A with 5 stars encircling it much like the Australian flag; The flag is shown on the left side of the cap as well. Some Notable Australian baseball players of note are Grant Balfour of the Tampa Bay Rays, Luke Hughes of the Minnesota Twins, Graeme Lloyd of Yankee's fame, and Ryan Roland-Smith from the Mariners. With the recent founding and essentially limitless money behind the ABL, this country promises to bring more stars into the light and into our teams rosters in years to come. All we have to do now is wait for the time to come. G'day mates!

You can find the cap here: http://cgi.ebay.com/Australia-09-WBC-Auth-Game-Cap-6-7-8-/250715070407?pt=US_Baseball_Fan_Shop&hash=item3a5fc85fc7

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