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Offline Jamesdster

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« on: February 09, 2005, 10:16:14 PM »
I am a baseball player at heart (my first true love) and so I almost always play with a baseball cap on, even indoors.  Jim Courier comes to mind as someone who also did this.  Do any of you have this peculiar habit?  Can you think of any pros other than Courier who did it?  i know "Dirty" Tim Wilkinson used to wear a ballcap a lot.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 10:17:45 PM »
All through high school I wore one when I played.  Sometimes I wear one sometimes I do not.  I guess in the summer I might be more encouraged to wear one.  But when I get pissed (about every match) I take it off.  I guess I have to let the steam out of my head.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 10:23:04 PM »
I wear a hat unless it's super super sunny, in which case I take it off so I don't get a stupid tanline across my forehead.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 10:26:51 PM »
Excellent post Mc ILL.  I also take the hat off to get some rays, but indoors it never comes off.  Does anyone remember the Gilligan hat that one of those dudes from Austrailia used to wear (the team of Hewitt and McMillen..can't remember which wore it).
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2005, 10:36:16 PM »
I wear a nike hat with tiger woods' symbol on the back...go figure?

I wear it all the time tho....my mother tells me I need a new one but I think it's got character...we've been thru a lot.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2005, 11:27:59 AM »
You know, I went out yesterday to play, wearing my US Open hat that was a Christmas present, and first serve, tossed the ball up in the air and couldn't see the ball, just the brim of my hat.  OK, it was windy and maybe not that good a toss, but I tossed the hat for the rest of the game.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2005, 11:49:39 AM »
lol, it doesn't take me long to lose a hat either in a match.  Some hats I can wear backwards and they feel great.  But some will bug me on overheads as they hit the back of my neck.  :(
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2005, 12:04:41 PM »
I couldn't walk on the court without my Cleveland Browns or Ohio State hat on.  Of course in the summer time, with my dome, I wouldn't even think about it.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2005, 02:39:53 PM »
generally whatever sport i play or whatwver i do i wear a cap. even if i am walking around a cold manchester in the middle of winter i still wear a cap. i also like to wear the cap backwards when i am playing sport.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2005, 02:45:34 PM »
I dont't wear a hat.  I don't really look good in one, and they're super annoying when I sweat.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2005, 02:55:10 PM »
I wear a visor. Always sunny or not, it holds my hear back. I have bangs and they can be pulled back because theyre long but i have little frizy things all along my forehead. Basically it looks like Schnyders ponnytail but shorter. So the hat holds it back Plus i live in FL its almost always sunny or rainy.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2005, 11:29:24 PM »
No, I still have all my hair!

seriously, wearing a hat continuously will contribute to baldness!

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2005, 11:36:06 PM »
What about shades? I can only remember one pro player who wore 'em. (And, of course, now I can't remember his name. I know he's French.)

Shades seem to me to be at least as sensible as hats, no?
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2005, 11:37:22 PM »
Cedric Pioline?  I cannot do it, I need all the clear vision I can get,
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2005, 01:35:14 AM »
arnaud clement now wears some type of special shades
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2005, 08:16:45 AM »
Oh yeah, that is who it is, good catch!
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2005, 10:42:32 AM »
Now for a tip from your "mother"... ;;)

I want all you guys who wear caps to be sure to put a really good sunscreen/block on your ears. I live in an agricultural area so we have a lot of guys wearing caps all the time out in the sun.  :farmer:   We have had a recent "rash" of skin cancer showing up on ears. In fact, considering the popularity of caps over the last few years, I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't a trend around the rest of the country, also. The skin there is very tender/sensitive, and you have to remember that your ears get no coverage or protection from a cap (unless you're a total loser or an elephant and tuck your ears up under it).

Now, all together, say, "Yes, Mother."  :angle-not:
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2005, 10:55:07 AM »
Quote from: "val"
You know, I went out yesterday to play, wearing my US Open hat that was a Christmas present, and first serve, tossed the ball up in the air and couldn't see the ball, just the brim of my hat.  


I have noticed that the fashion in baseball caps for the last several years has been a longer, narrower brim,  which really does get in the way with a ball toss or an overhead.  Also, because it's narrower  it is not blocking the sun very well at the sides.

So I buy a no-logo baseball cap from W-M or someplace.  They're not as stylish but they are wider and shorter in the brim.  Plus you're not going to care if you lose it or it gets destroyed in the washer.

Another style that works, but is hard to find, is the old Mats Wilander painter-cap with a round top.  I love that look.  Mats used to have some with tropical palms all around the sides (and a "leaf" logo on front probably).

If you really are bothered by a large brim, go with a bicycle-racing cap!

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2005, 11:02:08 AM »
Hey, Dag, they wash better in the dishwasher.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2005, 01:00:04 PM »
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Hey, Dag, they wash better in the dishwasher.


OK, I tried this tip when I returned from jogging today.  The hat really came out of the dishwasher looking good! :))

But some of the dishes and drinking glasses broke in the washing machine.  :(  

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