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I love watching John Axford pitch for the Cardinals with his high socks and mustache, (would love it even more if the hat was blue, but that's another story).Anyway, it just reminds me of that classic image of the early 20th century baseball player.

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47 brand has the postseason hats. Dodgers just clinched

Did they always do that? Havent been paying attention to playoff hats past few years

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47 brand has the postseason hats. Dodgers just clinched

Did they always do that? Havent been paying attention to playoff hats past few years

But are the 47 caps official? That's the question.

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I love watching John Axford pitch for the Cardinals with his high socks and mustache, (would love it even more if the hat was blue, but that's another story).Anyway, it just reminds me of that classic image of the early 20th century baseball player.

Just wait until he starts blowing games.....

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47 brand has the postseason hats. Dodgers just clinched

Did they always do that? Havent been paying attention to playoff hats past few years

But are the 47 caps official? That's the question.

Yes, they're the locker room authentics. They have been for a few years, some as Twins Enterprises.

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Haven't seen it mentioned yet, but since retiring his number on Sunday 9/22, the Yanks have worn patches on their selves and caps with the "Mariano Rivera Final Season" logo. It's unknown if they will be worn on the road as well.

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Hmm… Does Rivera's #42 supersede Robinson's, or did they effectively retire the number twice?

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Hmm… Does Rivera's #42 supersede Robinson's, or did they effectively retire the number twice?

I was wondering this today as well.

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They retired the number twice. As cheese noted, it's not the first time.

Besides, their Jackie Robinson treatment isn't the same as all the others.

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The Cardinals retired 42 for Bruce Sutter a few years back. I don't think the MLB mandate can keep teams from honoring their own history. There are only a few cases anyway, and unless Mo Vaughn... never mind.

Different teams treat it differently. The Cubs, for example, don't display it with their retired numbers, but on a roof flag with championship and milestone flags.

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They retired the number twice. As cheese noted, it's not the first time.

Besides, their Jackie Robinson treatment isn't the same as all the others.

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They've replaced the Dodger blue 42 with a pinstriped one for Rivera, and put up a gold 42 plaque for Robinson:

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I've always thought it was very neat how Rivera was the last to wear #42, and how well he represented the number and how well he and the Robinson family coalesced about it. Pretty amazing.

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In regards to this thread, crazy circumstances beget the rare same-colored jerseys today in Texas. Both the Angels and Rangers wearing red. I haven't paid too much attention to the Rangers aesthetics this year, but I'm guessing they've kind of made it so that the red jerseys are home alts, and the blue jerseys are road alts? Because, otherwise, wearing white or blue makes more sense than matching the Angels in red.

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Whats weird to me about the Rivera retirement is that the plaque says "retired throughout baseball 1997" that makes it sound like the number was retired for Rivera in 1997. It should say something like "Retired for Jackie Robinson 1997. Retired 2013 for Mariano Rivera."

EDIT: You can kind of make out the plaque here:
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EDIT 2: Even better

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Angels and Rangers are both wearing red in Arlington.

Sigh.

The Voice of the Rangers Eric Nadel is highly perturbed by this (as am I). He jokingly believes that this is retaliation for C.J. Wilson believing that the balls were rubbed off. I can't even watch the game myself.

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The Mariners are getting new uniforms. It's rumoured the Cubs will get a new set as well as the Padres. Lord knows that Padres are one team that deserves an upgrade.

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