Why are Major League Baseball teams wearing red and blue caps this weekend?
To celebrate the Fourth of July weekend! Yes, on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2021 every big league club will wear either a scarlet red or navy blue lid (it’s each team’s preference) with an intricate stars and stripes pattern embroidered within the front team logo.
Take a look:
The right side of the cap displays an embroidered mark paying tribute to where the team calls home (either city or state, depending on the name of the team), the only team to do their own thing here is the Angels who put “ANA” on the side rather than “LA”. All clubs will include USA in between two stars below the location abbreivation except for Toronto, of course, who will have CAN for Canada, with no stars or leaves.
Speaking of the Blue Jays, their cap design is always of interest for the Fourth of July and this year is no different. For 2021, the Blue Jays cap will pay tribute to both Canada and the United States with their logo featuring an American flag pattern across the bird portion of the design only (note the maple leaf is left untouched).
The Jays have included a U.S. flag pattern this year both to recognize their largely American roster as well as a nod to their temporary shift to playing home games to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And while this may seem outrageous to you (it is a bit unusual, yes), keep in mind the Jays have worn American flags on their jerseys, caps, and USA flag patterns on their socks numerous times over the years for the 4th of July.
Here’s a look at the entire 2021 Stars and Stripes cap collection:
The socks that will be worn with this cap, again teams will wear their usual jerseys for this holiday promotion:
Major League clubs have been wearing special caps for the Fourth of July for fourteen seasons now. It is one of four holidays throughout the season that teams across the league will wear special caps, the others being Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Armed Forces Day all of which have already occured during the 2021 season.
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