August 16, 2011
We'll undoubtedly be hearing more about MLB's plans for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, but it appears the league will be ditching its Stars and Stripes caps in favor of a simple, yet powerful American flag patch embroidered on the side of a regular cap.
That's a solid first move for baseball's tribute and not only because we're not fans of the Stars and Stripes series. The patches are very reminiscent of what the players wore on their caps and above the nameplates on their jersey when baseball returned after the terrorist attacks in 2001. It's what we've suggested baseball always wear on patriotic dates — Memorial Day, July 4th, 9/11 — so hopefully the caps will stick around after we remember one of our country's darkest days in a few weeks.
A worker stitches an American flag into a baseball cap at the New Era Cap Company in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. The company is stitching American flags onto the caps of Major league baseball players to wear when play is resumed after Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The cap maker's plants in Jackson, Ala., and Buffalo will handle the last-minute order from the league. Flags about an inch-high will appear on the caps' left side. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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