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...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Justice is served
So finally, after watching my New York Yankees get spanked around by the Texas Rangers in the ALCS, they are finally exposed for the lackluster team that they really are. In honor of this, today we take a better look at the cap which is worn by the first place loser this season. This is the alternate cap of the Texas Rangers of the AL West of Major League Baseball. The franchise, which has been around since 1961, originated in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators as an expansion team. That venture, which lasted a decade, resulted in relocation deep in the heart of Texas as the present day Texas Rangers (Insert Chuck Norris joke here). The rangers have had 2 stadiums to call home, those of which being Arlington Stadium, and their present stomping grounds known as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The current ballpark, which seats 49,170 was opened prior to the 1994 season. In their 40 season history in the Dallas area, the team has captured 4 AL West titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010) , and accomplished somewhat of an evasive goal of reaching the World Series, with an AL League Championship, this season. Although they did not win, they still made a great run and are sure to have a promising future, especially with new owner Nolan Ryan. The Rangers have two retired numbers other than the league wide Jackie Robinson 42, those being the afore mentioned Nolan Ryan's 34 and former manager Johnny Oates number 26. This cap, I picked up on the Lids website a few months back due to its somewhat throwback nature; it features a red crown, red brim, and a capital T in white and outlined in Ranger blue. This cap was originally featured back in the 90's, but was brought back to life two seasons ago as part of an alternate uniform. The link for this cap is posted below if you're interested in it. giddy-up cowboys and cowgirls!