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...
Monday, December 6, 2010
Once upon a time
Long long ago, in a place far far away...Just kidding. A few years back, believe it or not, New Jersey had 3 minor league baseball teams to claim as their own. The afore mentioned Blue Claws, Thunder, and the pictured New Jersey Cardinals. The Cardinals have been gone for a little over 5 years but the memories live on. The team was a part of the New York-Penn League from 1994-2005 in which they found themselves in first place at the end of the year only once. Despite their questionable performance, and front office commitment they still had a few great players pass through their ball park doors; some of which are Dan Haren, and Coco Crisp. Today the team has moved from NJ to State College, Pennsylvania where they are now known as the State College Spikes of Pittsburgh Pirates affiliation. It was a short but sweet history in New Jersey which is easily forgotten, but for those of us who remember will always appreciate the tenure of an affiliated club. Teams like the Newark Bears and Somerset Patriots don't nearly have the appeal due to their independent status. This cap features a Cardinal red brim, a navy blue crown, and a Cardinal bird flying left to right with the words New Jersey located above. Unfortunately the only version of this cap that can be found is in alternate colors, but if you can deal with that be my guest and pick it up. See you all tomorrow!
New Jersey Cardinals caps: http://www.ecapcity.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=new+jersey+cardinals&x=0&y=0