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So as some of you know im quite the hat collector and lately ive been on even more of a binge than normal :P I have at least one current 59Fifty for every MLB team and am pretty close to owning the full run of current hats. But as well as the current hats, im also into rare hats as well. Ive got quite a few throwback hats that are somewhat desired, including the Astros navy and gold, both Marlins teal hats, California Angels CA, D Backs original set, just picked up a coupla Ebbets Field Flannels hats (Thanks to Gothamite, Fiasco, and a few others for sparking my interest in those), ect ect, as well as quite a few minor league hats. But one set of hats that ive been looking for but cant seem to find anywhere are the 2002 and earlier mesh MLB BP caps. Now I know the MiLB still uses them as their BPs, and id like to grab one sometime soon (probably a rivercats one) just to try it out, but im really interested in getting a few of the MLB versions.

Ok so after all that, and in the spirit of the new hats for 07, ive got a few questions.

#1, where the heck can I find the old mesh BP MLB caps online that isnt E Bay? (Even they have almost no selection) Ive looked everywhere I could think of and can't seem to find em.

#2 Why were they dropped in the first place? I remember when they were originally out I never grabbed one because the fit seemed really stiff and strange, but I never had one on for more than a few minutes or so. Did that have anything to do with why they were let go for the more current flexfit and performance materials, or was that all marketing?

#3 Why is it that MiLB still uses the old mesh style caps? Is there some reason that they've stuck with the old material, or did they just never get the option for the flexfit hat?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I couldn't tell you where to buy them but I have a white Royals mesh BP cap that is brand new, in a bag. I've tried to sell it a few times on ebay with no bites. It's sorta ugly because it says Royals in script across the front but if you're interested. PM me and I'll send it to you for free if you want to just pick up the shipping.

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I've wondered that my self. I almost got an Indians one back in 02 but my anagerat the time sold it out from under me. then that got discontinued. I have no idea where the mlb ones can be found wish I did though. thinking about getting the new NE neo as a replacement

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I've wondered that my self. I almost got an Indians one back in 02 but my anagerat the time sold it out from under me. then that got discontinued. I have no idea where the mlb ones can be found wish I did though. thinking about getting the new NE neo as a replacement

I have an Astros one I bought from Enron Field during the 2nd game at the stadium vs. the Yankees. I has the Inaugural game patch one the side of the hat.

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How were these different from the ones they just changed away from?

well, for one they were sized 59Fiftys with an almost jerseylike material. Here, I shoulda posted this initially to avoid confusion.

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Naw, I wish. I just typed in Batting Practice Caps under Google image search and those were the first two to pop up. I thought they were for sale too, but alas, they werent.

why must you play with emotions in such manners. 1st telling me I was the only one lol now teasing me with this beautiful cap

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guess i'll try this agian..

the past few seasons I have seen blue jays caps like that in the clearance section at the mariners team store at safeco field..

If you want it, and its still there, I could pick one up for you...

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guess i'll try this agian..

the past few seasons I have seen blue jays caps like that in the clearance section at the mariners team store at safeco field..

If you want it, and its still there, I could pick one up for you...

If youd pick me up a 7 1/2 if they have it id be hell of stoked.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for those caps, if only because the Brewers put one of my favorite logs on them:

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Now I remember these caps. I shoulda bought this one when I saw it at a Pro Image for like $10 many moons ago. This would be a cool sleeve logo for the Brewers (color swapped, of course).

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I have a soft spot in my heart for those caps, if only because the Brewers put one of my favorite logs on them:

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I actually had one of those. Couldn't find it amid the move out of my parents' house, but I should look for it when I go back there one of these days. Hopefully it wasn't a rummage sale casualty.

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guess i'll try this agian..

the past few seasons I have seen blue jays caps like that in the clearance section at the mariners team store at safeco field..

If you want it, and its still there, I could pick one up for you...

If youd pick me up a 7 1/2 if they have it id be hell of stoked.

If you're going to be all hip and with it like the kids and their hippity-hop music, do it right.

From urbandictionary.com:

1. hella

Hella. Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very" when describing something.

The Fillmore is hella better than the Mission.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for those caps, if only because the Brewers put one of my favorite logs on them:

6387328pOLDSKU01-215077reg-resized200.jpg

Now I remember these caps. I shoulda bought this one when I saw it at a Pro Image for like $10 many moons ago. This would be a cool sleeve logo for the Brewers (color swapped, of course).

I thought at the time that had they replaced the MB logo on the sleeve with that alt, they'd have an almost-perfect set of uniforms. Great logo.

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guess i'll try this agian..

the past few seasons I have seen blue jays caps like that in the clearance section at the mariners team store at safeco field..

If you want it, and its still there, I could pick one up for you...

If youd pick me up a 7 1/2 if they have it id be hell of stoked.

If you're going to be all hip and with it like the kids and their hippity-hop music, do it right.

From urbandictionary.com:

1. hella

Hella. Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very" when describing something.

The Fillmore is hella better than the Mission.

:lol: I accually originally had hella but changed it at the last second because I get razzed for it so often. Ahhh the wonders of being a teenager growing up in Northern California. Or should I say, NorCal?

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guess i'll try this agian..

the past few seasons I have seen blue jays caps like that in the clearance section at the mariners team store at safeco field..

If you want it, and its still there, I could pick one up for you...

If youd pick me up a 7 1/2 if they have it id be hell of stoked.

Yeah, No promises.. but I'll look into it.

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