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So I went to the Angels Rockies game in Anaheim last night. It was a warm day, in the mid 90s and about 75% humidity at the start. Pretty warm for this part of the country. I saw that a bunch of the players, both on the Angels and Rockies wore the new style CoolFlo jerseys, which i later checked out at the pro shop. Theyre basically the BP jerseys but in the game jersey style. Not a bad idea for hot days, and they even have CoolFlo baseball pants for the players to wear. But one thing that I noticed is that a lot of the players game hats were also in the BP 3930 style, rather than the traditional wool hats. I think thats a terriffic idea!!!! If i were to play in places like St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, or other hot places id love to have the option to wear the CoolFlo gear and would take advantage of this all the time. Has anyone else noticed this? And, can you buy these yet, or do you think its just an experimental thing?

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anyone know if they are on sale and if so, where.

They sell both the graphite and the black Jays ones here...I keep meaning to buy one... but I'll wait until after I somehow buy the Canada Day hat!! :D

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UniWatch had a notes item about this with many pics on June 5. Here's one:

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And the link (look in the News Ticker section): Uni Watch Blog

Two other signs I failed to mention are the puffiness of the brim and the underside is black instead of gray.

And are the caps CoolFlo (like the helmets) or CoolBase (like the jerseys) or something else entirely? CoolCaps? Just 3930?

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Greetings

The Twins alternate (TC version with red bill) caps are cool-flo caps.

As of last week there were some game used caps available from the Twins Pro Shop. They were clearing them out. Lesser players and coaches caps were only $15. Less than one from the mall. More popular players were $25 and up, but still not much more than one off of the shelf.

First of all they are indeed cooler than the wool version and I have been wearing mine since I bought one. (I am under the impression that such things are for wearing, but that is another topic entirely)

Second, the reason they might look bulky on some players is because they are not sized like the regular caps. I suppose if you have an "in between" head, you might end up with a cap that is slightly large. In theory there should be players with hats on the small side as well. For instance, the one I bought was a Medium-Large - (7 1/8 - 7 5/8) I wear a 7 3/8 and it fits perfectly.

I would put up a picture of the label but I am at work. (not working hard, just cameraless) By the way, the seams are also covered with the twins logo on the inside. A nice touch.

Mark

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Second, the reason they might look bulky on some players is because they are not sized like the regular caps.  I suppose if you have an "in between" head, you might end up with a cap that is slightly large.  In theory there should be players with hats on the small side as well.    For instance, the one I bought was a Medium-Large - (7 1/8  -  7 5/8)  I wear a 7 3/8 and it fits perfectly.

This is my problem with them... they don't fit my head right.

Medium-Large is too small, and Large-XL is too big and looks silly. When they first came out (as batting practice caps) I bought an Indians one in L-XL, based on my melon size (7 1/2, and according to the lids.com sizing chart, L-XL should fit 7 1/2 to 7 3/4). I've gotten it, and it is WAY too large, and when I put it on, it always tries to slip over my ears, and when I do get it on correctly, it just looks bulky.

I have been in the store several times and tried on the M-L version, and I have held back on buying it, because it just feels tight. I feel like I can't win with these. Normally I like the flex-fit caps (I just bought the New Era "MLB Ace", as they are calling it at Lids, which is a Flex Fit wool/acrylic, and it's the best fitting out-of-the-box hat I've ever gotten from New Era) so I don't know why New Era couldn't get good sizing on this one.

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Second, the reason they might look bulky on some players is because they are not sized like the regular caps.  I suppose if you have an "in between" head, you might end up with a cap that is slightly large.  In theory there should be players with hats on the small side as well.    For instance, the one I bought was a Medium-Large - (7 1/8  -  7 5/8)  I wear a 7 3/8 and it fits perfectly.

This is my problem with them... they don't fit my head right.

Medium-Large is too small, and Large-XL is too big and looks silly. When they first came out (as batting practice caps) I bought an Indians one in L-XL, based on my melon size (7 1/2, and according to the lids.com sizing chart, L-XL should fit 7 1/2 to 7 3/4). I've gotten it, and it is WAY too large, and when I put it on, it always tries to slip over my ears, and when I do get it on correctly, it just looks bulky.

I have been in the store several times and tried on the M-L version, and I have held back on buying it, because it just feels tight. I feel like I can't win with these. Normally I like the flex-fit caps (I just bought the New Era "MLB Ace", as they are calling it at Lids, which is a Flex Fit wool/acrylic, and it's the best fitting out-of-the-box hat I've ever gotten from New Era) so I don't know why New Era couldn't get good sizing on this one.

And, hence, the problem in general. Why go to an "inferior" system of fitting a fitted hat? I too fall in the "tweener" catergory (I used to wear a 7 5/8, but with New Era's new sizing, I'm now a 7 3/4). So, the M/L is 7 1/8-7 5/8 and the L/XL is 7 5/8-7 7/8. I had been hemming and hawing about getting one, as the M/L was way too tight, and the L/XL looked like I was wearing a mop on my head. So, what happens, I get the L/XL as a gift. It looks rediculious when I wear it. I love the hat, as far as, if it's hot, that's one of the first I'll grab, but it looks huge on me, and nearly goes over my ears. Why can't they (especially if they're now being worn in the freakin' game) make them in one size? Tell me that would be that hard?

Moose

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So I went to the Angels Rockies game in Anaheim last night. It was a warm day, in the mid 90s and about 75% humidity at the start. Pretty warm for this part of the country. I saw that a bunch of the players, both on the Angels and Rockies wore the new style CoolFlo jerseys, which i later checked out at the pro shop. Theyre basically the BP jerseys but in the game jersey style. Not a bad idea for hot days, and they even have CoolFlo baseball pants for the players to wear. But one thing that I noticed is that a lot of the players game hats were also in the BP 3930 style, rather than the traditional wool hats. I think thats a terriffic idea!!!! If i were to play in places like St. Louis, Kansas City, Houston, or other hot places id love to have the option to wear the CoolFlo gear and would take advantage of this all the time. Has anyone else noticed this? And, can you buy these yet, or do you think its just an experimental thing?

There's no need for the cool-flo gear in Houston. They just close the roof. The AC is pumping at a cool 72 degrees.

That's why the Astros only have the new Cool Base jersey available in the road gear.

And I like the BP caps, but not that they are in-between sizes. Oh well. I still have a couple of them.

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Greetings

Here are the shots of the Twins cap I picked up from the Twins Pro Shop last week. You can see the "cool flow" texture on the cap and the bill as well. The other shot is the tagging, showing the size designation as well as the logos on the seams.

By the way, I didn't do this at work... really I didn't....

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But the biggest thing that I noticed about the caps was not that players were switching their game hats for their BP hats, it was that these hats were specifically made for the game. For example, the Angels BP hats are Navy with a red bill, where the hats they were wearing in the coolflo style were all red like their normal game hats. God would i love a cards Home red coolflo hat, or an A's home coolflo hat, or a Giants gamer coolflo hat. Id never take them off!!!

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I have been in the store several times and tried on the M-L version, and I have held back on buying it, because it just feels tight. I feel like I can't win with these. Normally I like the flex-fit caps (I just bought the New Era "MLB Ace", as they are calling it at Lids, which is a Flex Fit wool/acrylic, and it's the best fitting out-of-the-box hat I've ever gotten from New Era) so I don't know why New Era couldn't get good sizing on this one.

I have a Twins BP cap and I picked up the red Twins "Ace" a few weeks ago, size M/L--I've found it to be one of the best stretch fit hats I own (fitting and looking every bit as good as my BYU and U of Minn Nike stretch fits). For some reason, Zephyr and TOW stretch fit hats are always too tight and the crowns look wrong.

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If MLB is going to go to those style of caps where they are the low-crown style, Cool-Flo or not, it is just another example of the players looking more like slobs at a weekend softball tournament rather than professionals. That includes the baseball "slacks" that they wear and the over-sized "hip-hop" jerseys.

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