In honor of his final season, New Era has put together a special line of caps for Mariano Rivera’s farewell tour. Here’s a close-up of the patch. There are three versions — the two above and a standard Yankees hat (white interlocking NY logo) with the patch on the side — and they’ll all be available for sale by next week. Online, in stores, at Yankee Stadium … should have no trouble finding them. I don’t know if the Yankees will actually wear the hat on the field, but New Era made a similar hat when Derek Jeter recorded his 3,000th hit that was never worn by the team. Seems like it might be a promotional item only. Either way, still kinda cool.
Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Saturday night FOX game will be the Red Sox at the Tigers (Webster vs. Scherzer) for those of you in the Tri-State Area, but there are other games on the schedule for those of you scattered elsewhere. Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals is on a little later as well. Talk about either of those games or anything else here. Go nuts.
[h/t Mike Oz]