Every year around this time the buzz around the Major League Baseball All-Star game begins to build. Nothing is different this year, as fans have voted at a record pace for their favorite players, and on Wednesday MLB and New Era unveiled the 2015 All-Star game caps.
The caps, that have been designed for every team, feature two horizontal stripes, which is a clear tribute to the host team of this year’s game, the Cincinnati Reds. Over a century ago the Reds wore a cap that featured the horizontal stripes, commonly known as pleats, around the circumference of the caps.
There are a few Los Angeles Dodgers players that could be wearing the hat in Cincinnati this July. Adrian Gonzalez ranks second among National League first baseman with 2,699,729 votes as of Tuesday’s update, behind Paul Goldschmidt (3,562,399) of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Joc Pederson, who is having an outstanding rookie campaign, ranks eighth in the outfield category. Even if neither of them start, they could join Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, among possible others, as reserves on the team.
The 86th MLB All-Star Game will take place at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on July 14. This year’s hat will have the All-Star patch on the back instead of on the side. The hats hit stores June 25 and retail for $37.99.
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