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iain wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:33 am A friend went to New York and offered to bring me back a hat to replace my faded Red Sox hat a few years later. I didn’t want a Yankees hat as everyone over here seemed to have one, I asked for a Mets one instead.
Here’s where I insert a joke about getting a Mets hat because you loath yourself and like to suffer.

iain wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:33 am My wife went on an all expenses paid conference to Florida many years ago and brought me the North Carolina hat back.
Being in Florida, one might have expected her to bring back a University of Florida hat. Added bonus with that: he blue and orange of the Gators would have matched perfectly the Blue and Orange of the Mets.

iain wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:33 am
Baseball on the other hand is something I just don’t get. I suppose you need to have been brought up with it to fully appreciate.
I thought you were talking about cricket for a minute. That sport is far more bewildering than baseball. Or do you mean that baseball’s slow and boring? :lol:

On a serious note, the thing with baseball is that you’ve got to be invested in the entire season. It’s the story arc of the season that’s compelling, not a single game. No one game ever makes to much of a difference until the post season.
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I’ve made a modification to the Swordfish hat with a patch I found on eBay.

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The patch is slightly cock eyed, but I think that adds a bit of charm.
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jkbarnes wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:20 pm I thought you were talking about cricket for a minute. That sport is far more bewildering than baseball.
The rules of both games are fairly easy to understand, it’s the little nuances that only a long time watcher of each sport really fully appreciates.

Have you ever heard of the game rounders? It looks similar to baseball to the casual observer and during my childhood was a sport played during PE lessons in probably most schools over here. Knowing the rules of rounders makes baseball easy enough to pick up. Some rules though are quite different, as is the style of how it is played.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rounders

jkbarnes wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:20 pm Or do you mean that baseball’s slow and boring? :lol:
I think you still talking about cricket......
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iain wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:44 pm Have you ever heard of the game rounders? It looks similar to baseball to the casual observer and during my childhood was a sport played during PE lessons in probably most schools over here.
Only familiar to the extent I’ve heard the name. In reading the rules, it sounds like a children’s version of baseball! Thanks for sharing.
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I thought you were talking about cricket for a minute.
I come from a cricket playing/watching family and I haven't a clue. Back to hats, I'm surprised no-one has suggested the lightweight 'flat cap'. I keep one stuffed in a pocket in the car for sunny days I've been going bald for years now (a family trait). I'll be visiting the shop I bought it from in September for a replacement as it's getting a bit disreputable.

Another vote for the Tilley - I don't need two, I think it will outlive me.
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exHowfener wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:07 pm Another vote for the Tilley - I don't need two, I think it will outlive me.
Yeah, Tilleys are built like tanks. That’s a legacy hat that can get passed down! :lol:
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A question for you hat nerds :

How will you know when you’ve found ‘the one’??
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missF wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:18 pm A question for you hat nerds :

How will you know when you’ve found ‘the one’??
A. It fits
B. It keeps the sun off
C. The mirror doesn’t say “Prat”…well, no more than usual.
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missF wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:18 pm A question for you hat nerds :

How will you know when you’ve found ‘the one’??
Now why would I actually want to find “The One?” It’s all about the quest! :lol:
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missF wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:18 pm A question for you hat nerds :

How will you know when you’ve found ‘the one’??

Exactly the same way when we know that a watch is ‘the one’
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iain wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:32 pm Exactly the same way when we know that a watch is ‘the one’
I thought as much :-k :D
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You know what? Something as simple as adding the patch has transformed the long billed swordfish hat for me. I’ve worn it more in the last few days than I probably have in the few months. It just did head cover duty when bringing my garbage around in the pouring rain. The patch was just an iron on, but I think I might bring this to a seamstress to get sewn along the edges.

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jkbarnes wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:36 pm You know what? Something as simple as adding the patch a new logo has transformed the long billed swordfish hat for me.
Fixed that for you! :lol:
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missF wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:40 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:36 pm You know what? Something as simple as adding the patch a new logo has transformed the long billed swordfish hat for me.
Fixed that for you! :lol:
That’s brilliant! Well played. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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