Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBaseball Cap
IN THE NEWS

Baseball Cap

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | AURORA MACKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
My neighbor was excited. She and her husband had just gone to a therapist because they'd been having Serious Problems. Now, she said, things were looking up. Instantly, I knew we were coming from different worlds. As a single mom, Serious Problems around my house are things like no milk left for morning coffee. Or wet socks for the kids because I forgot to put them in the dryer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
It will not be fashionable, though that's hardly the point. At least hopefully. But pitchers now have a decision to make: to wear a padded baseball cap or not? That's an issue each pitcher will now have to determine for himself, after major league baseball Tuesday approved a protective cap . Two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw said he's tried the cap and is in favor of its use. “It still looks a little like you're wearing a train conductor's hat out there, but it'll be worth it,” Kershaw said on MLB Network's Hot Stove show Arizona's Brandon McCarthy, who was struck on the head by a line drive and had life-threatening brain injuries in 2012, said he will not wear the new headgear because it's too big and too hot . Kershaw, however, is open to giving the new cap a try. He has used a prototype.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 31, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer's the time for wearing baseball caps, but this season the soft hats with the long bills are no longer just for taking out to the ballgame. Baseball caps are everywhere, from the fashion runways of Milan to the streets of Los Angeles. Hollywood's beautiful people--including Janet Jackson, Madonna and Eddie Murphy--are wearing baseball caps as symbols of their street-wise chic.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Shashank Bengali and Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
BOSTON - The FBI appealed for the public's help Thursday in identifying two men wearing baseball caps and backpacks, one of whom was seen placing a backpack at the site of the second Boston Marathon bombing. As President Obama traveled to the shaken city with a promise that it would "learn to run again," the FBI released photos and a video of two men seen walking through a crowd outside a restaurant near one of the two deadly explosions. "They appear to be associated," Boston FBI chief Richard DesLauriers said as he detailed the most significant break yet in the investigation into who was responsible for the bombs that exploded Monday near the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 170. PHOTOS: Explosions at Boston Marathon FBI officials believe they may have captured the planting of one of the crude pressure-cooker bombs outside a crowded restaurant near the finish line.
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
It will not be fashionable, though that's hardly the point. At least hopefully. But pitchers now have a decision to make: to wear a padded baseball cap or not? That's an issue each pitcher will now have to determine for himself, after major league baseball Tuesday approved a protective cap . Two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw said he's tried the cap and is in favor of its use. “It still looks a little like you're wearing a train conductor's hat out there, but it'll be worth it,” Kershaw said on MLB Network's Hot Stove show Arizona's Brandon McCarthy, who was struck on the head by a line drive and had life-threatening brain injuries in 2012, said he will not wear the new headgear because it's too big and too hot . Kershaw, however, is open to giving the new cap a try. He has used a prototype.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1996
An elderly man believed to be the "Baseball Cap Bandit," who is thought to be responsible for as many as seven bank robberies in the Glendale area in recent months, was ordered held without bail Tuesday at a federal court hearing in Los Angeles. U.S. Magistrate Brian Q. Robbins set Feb. 13 for a preliminary hearing of the case against John Duane Buckland, 61, described by police as a transient who lived at a succession of cheap motels while allegedly committing the robberies.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | ROBERT IMRIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Imagine the farmer in "American Gothic" wearing a pith helmet. Or Kevin Costner sporting a Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker as he builds his "Field of Dreams." The rural fashion scene may never be the same if health officials can persuade farmers to give up their baseball caps for headgear that offers better sun protection. The National Farm Medicine Center says the caps farmers often receive as gifts from agribusinesses and wear in the fields do little to curb the risk of skin cancer.
NEWS
August 27, 1993 | William Kissel, Special to The Times
Dodger fans may not approve. But those of us who go to baseball games only to eat foot-long hot dogs and watch the fashion parade in the cheap seats have noticed a disproportionate number of grandstanders either wearing their caps backward--a holdout from the ebbing hip-hop clothing movement--or cutting the bills off altogether.
SPORTS
May 29, 2009 | Mike Penner
After studying the archives of photos taken of Leonardo DiCaprio at Lakers home games, Canada's National Post has a scoop: DiCaprio never seems to wear the same baseball cap! The Post's website features a sampling of photos dating to 2004. DiCaprio is pictured wearing caps from Florida Atlantic University, Rhode Island, Virginia Commonwealth, Arizona State and Long Beach State.
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
PHOENIX - His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence. The first impression of Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is that, despite having just signed a $147-million deal with a team in baseball's second-largest market, he simply wants to run away and hide. It is a daily act of courage that he does not. "I didn't think there was anything wrong with me," he said Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2013 | By Donna Perlmutter
Pianist Van Cliburn, who died of bone cancer Feb. 27, did not go in for routine blandishments -- no matter that he was a paragon of Southern gentlemanliness.  “But I'm a great audience,” he told me some years ago, explaining how he would rather “sit back and enjoy the artistry of others” than perform himself. Indeed, that desire did not go unrequited. Days before his death and an hour before their Fort Worth recital,  Joshua Bell  and his piano accompanist Sam Haywood visited Cliburn at his home near the Bass Performance Hall, knowing the end was near.
SPORTS
February 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
If a cap that was spotted in Arizona last week is any indication, some "lucky" fans in the future might be the beneficiary of an Angels giveaway during the season. Unfortunately, what the Angels gave away was something you'd want to give right back. As you can see in the picture above, there is a Mike Trout-themed baseball cap out there, featuring a trout bursting out of the front of the cap, with Mike Trout's signature on the bill of the cap. You can often find fine caps like this on sale at truck stops throughout the country.
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
PHOENIX - His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence. The first impression of Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is that, despite having just signed a $147-million deal with a team in baseball's second-largest market, he simply wants to run away and hide. It is a daily act of courage that he does not. "I didn't think there was anything wrong with me," he said Friday.
SPORTS
September 9, 2012 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Chairs went flying through the air and Andy Murray's baseball cap blew right off his head. And that was the good-weather portion of the U.S. Open on Saturday. For the fifth consecutive year there will be a Monday men's final at the final major of the year. With severe weather all around the National Tennis Center, the men's semifinal between second-seeded and defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer was postponed until Sunday with Ferrer leading 5-2. About 33 minutes into the match, fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium and the players were told that play was ending because severe storms were approaching.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
OXFORD, Ohio - He can rouse large crowds to giddiness, ascend private jets two steps at a time, and catch a baseball with one hand, sign it, and throw it back to an adoring fan. Can Paul D. Ryan leap tall buildings in a single bound? Not yet, though his swarms of adoring fans might find it plausible. It was only a week ago that Ryan was a congressman from a district of 700,000, known - if he was known at all - for his controversial budget plan. Now, he drives in motorcades that close down miles of highway and can't walk down a street in Iowa without being cheered.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I asked the Lakers to set up an email account to make it easier for you to pass on your apologies. You really do need to say you're sorry, after all; you have to admit you've been quite the fool for piping up without knowing any better. At the very least it would be the grown-up thing to do, wishing him well at: jim.buss@lakers.com . And while I look for an appropriate place where the Jim Buss statue might stand at Staples Center, you might want to ponder how you could have been so wrong about somebody.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I asked the Lakers to set up an email account to make it easier for you to pass on your apologies. You really do need to say you're sorry, after all; you have to admit you've been quite the fool for piping up without knowing any better. At the very least it would be the grown-up thing to do, wishing him well at: jim.buss@lakers.com . And while I look for an appropriate place where the Jim Buss statue might stand at Staples Center, you might want to ponder how you could have been so wrong about somebody.
NEWS
June 24, 1997
Athletes and skaters who want back-of-the-head protection but not a helmet might check out Skullcap, a plastic and foam SAFETY PAD that attaches to a baseball cap. It's priced at $14.95. For info: phone or fax (617) 259-3395.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman >>>
Justin Bieber had finished school for the day, but the threat of detention was still looming. Backstage at "The Tonight Show" last week, the teen pop star's personal tutor, Jenny, couldn't find her cellphone. She suspected her pupil might have hidden it as a prank. "Justin, did you take my phone?" she said, searching under a couch cushion. "Because if you don't have it, I'm going to have to cancel my plan right now." "No! I swear, I didn't take it," he said, offering up a convincing puppy dog look and shaking his wispy trademark bangs out of his eyes and walking away.
SPORTS
July 16, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
You can tell a lot about a ballplayer by the way he wears a cap. Is he a traditionalist? A trend-setter? A slob? To many of us, a cap is just a way to keep the sun off. To a ballplayer, it's a signature piece -- a calling card, a prop, a lucky charm. It's also a very good thing to throw in the air to celebrate a huge win. Almost every Little Leaguer has stood in front of a mirror, trying to get the brim of a cap just right. Same with major leaguers.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|