This series is inspired by the must-read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them.
In today’s episode of “Personal Stories About Ballcaps,” we pay attention to the caps of two clubs at the same time for the change. The authentic on-field caps of the Oudenaarde Frogs and of the WBA Foxes baseball academy.
Somewhere in August 2020, I was invited by the WBA Foxes baseball academy in St. Niklaas, to attend a game of their flagship team. At the time, that team was playing in the derde klasse (fourth-tier league). The opponent was the Oudenaarde Frogs.
It was during the heyday of COVID-19, so masks were still mandatory. But at least we were allowed to get outside to watch a game. The weather was gorgeous and the people were very friendly.
It doesn’t happen that often that I see two caps I like at one game, but in this game, this was the case. In Early 2021, I would acquire both caps at Belgium’s only baseball store, in Antwerp.
What I like about the Oudenaarde Frogs’ cap is the playful green F on the front. The cap of the WBA Foxes is a new one. Previously, they had a cap that sported WBA on the front and the club’s logo on the back. But since 2020 (or so), the club changed its logo and that became the logo on the front of the cap as well. On the right side of the cap, a bit to the back, the words WBA Foxes are stitched.
During 2021, someone who was active with the Foxes gave me his cap. This was the old version, so now I have both of them.
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