If your team is in a mid-season tumble (what, just me?) it might be wise to simply coast through these next few days … close your eyes and crawl to the All-Star Break and hope your team’s bats and fastballs warm up on the other side.

(It really is just me, isn’t it?)

While you’re busy ignoring your team’s little mini-implosion, which I’m sure is just temporary and won’t slow them from their destiny run to the World Series in October, how about helping out the minor leagues?

Plus, who doesn’t like to vote online?

(I’m looking at you Royals fans.)

Minor League baseball would like to know which minor league team – and there seem to be tens of thousands of them – has the best cap in the game.

Now, you might think the easy thing to do would be to just ask me. If people would just ask me who has the best cap*, we wouldn’t have to go to all the trouble of voting.

But, since no one did, here’s all you do …

Go here.

clash of the caps

And, vote for your favorite cap.

Once you vote, another two caps will appear and you can vote again. And,again.

There seems to be no limit to the number of caps you can view and vote on. You could, presumably, vote all day and I seriously encourage you to do that, because it’s so much better than other things you could be doing on the Internet, like watching stuff like this.

That’s 28 seconds of your life you’ll never get back, but more important, you could have voted three times in that span.

So start voting. (And, keep voting until July 21.)

* I’m still waiting for someone to ask me.

Because if they did, I would tell them the best cap in minor league baseball (possibly the best cap in the entire world) is this one.

spokane indians cap1

The Spokane Indians, a Texas Rangers affiliate, celebrate their Native American heritage by using the Salish language on their caps. (Try pronouncing it. Go ahead. I’ll wait.)

Isn’t there a Baseball Bloggess in your life who deserves that cap?

Dear Montgomery Biscuits, You came so close. So very, very close.

Montgomery Biscuits


14 thoughts on “Cap-Tivating

  1. I voted until my fingers wore out. I would have tried using my nose then but didn’t want to be de”cap”itated.

  2. I voted – alot. I do have to say that you can tell that some folks put alot of creativity into their creations and vary it within their affiliates while others do not.. I certainly never heard of 95% or more of these teams – sadly! Thanks for the change of pace!

  3. After ten votes, I realized that I could be here all day and not find the hat that just knocked me out. That’s fine, except I also started thinking that I was going to keep clicking until I found it. I think I will go to work instead.

    • You know baseball … patience at the plate and eventually you’ll get your pitch! It took me quite a few votes (I stopped counting) before the Spokane Indians came up. I wrote about them using the Native American Salish on their uniforms last year and I was determined to give them my vote. When I saw they weren’t even listed among the top 100 vote-getters, I was even more driven! I think I went into the zone as I was clicking … :)

  4. After 20 minutes, my top pick, Chattanooga Lookouts, was second to the Daytona Tortugas. The Stockton Ports, sailors armed with asparagus! There are some very traditional designs (Toledo, Kane County), some very creative, including the Modesto Nuts, Corpus Christi Hooks and the Lakeland Blue Claws. Under “What were they thinking?”- San Antonio Mission, Lansing Lugnuts, Nashville Sound, Louisville Bats and Frederick Keys. I really like the Bowie Baysox logo.

    • I like the Tortugas … although I’ll give the herpetological edge to the Beloit Snappers. But, like you, I’d give the head-to-head (cap pun!) to the Lookouts as well. I figured you for an Auburn Doubledays man, myself.

      I’m hanging with the Spokane Indians … but really, Montgomery Biscuits come in close. Because, who doesn’t like biscuits?

    • You’re the minor league expert and have probably seen a lot of these caps in person! I like the Lookouts and the Sand Gnats, too. Still, how can you not like a cap with a biscuit on it? :)

      But, I’m definitely getting myself that Spokane Indians cap!

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