The 4th of July is just weeks away, but New Era is already celebrating the occasion.
The headwear company has released USA-themed caps for each MLB team, all of which are available for purchase on Fanatics. Fans of every team, including the Yankees, Mets and Phillies, can view the catalog here.
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Here is the product description of the cap, via Fanatics:
Celebrate Independence Day with America’s favorite pastime by picking up this 59FIFTY MLB On-Field July 4, 2022 Fitted Cap from New Era. It features a high crown and flat beak, matching the look players will sport on the pitch and making it a must-have for die-hard fans. Its festive graphics will make you want to sit down and enjoy the holidays while cheering on all your favorite MLB teams.
Teams will wear the caps throughout the July 4 weekend, which runs from Friday July 1 to Monday July 4.
A look at what’s happening around the majors today, courtesy of The Associated Press:
The Padres will see how star third baseman Manny Machado feels a day after spraining his left ankle while running into a grounder.
It’s unclear how long Machado will be out.
Machado, who is hitting .328 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs, was hurt in the first inning of an 8-3 loss at Colorado on Sunday. The Padres said the x-rays were negative.
“Luckily when he felt he was slipping he was able to shift his weight to the right and probably avoid more serious damage,” interim manager Ryan Flaherty said. “Overall, it’s as good as it gets.”
“We have to wait for some of the swelling to go down and he gets treated,” he said. “We’ll probably have a better idea of that tomorrow.”
Machado was injured after hitting a slow return. He sprinted down the line and stretched his left leg toward first base when the pitch landed, but his cleat seemed to slip off the top of the bag and he fell to the ground, his leg twisting out from under him.
Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (5-4, 2.62 ERA) is expected to start when St. Louis opens a four-game series at Milwaukee — the teams are tied for the lead at NL Central.
Mikolas came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter against Pittsburgh in his last start. He gave up Cal Mitchell’s brace that was just over center fielder Harrison Bader’s head with two outs in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium.
Corbin Burnes (4-4, 2.52), the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, is expected to opt for the Brewers.
The Pirates plan to promote 6-foot-7 shortstop Oneil Cruz from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of their game against the Cubs.
The 23-year-old Cruz ranks among the game’s most exciting prospects and made his major league debut last September. Pittsburgh sent him to Triple-A to start this season, infuriating many fans who viewed the demotion as an effort to delay Cruz’s free agency down the road. Cruz struggled early in the year with Indianapolis but has been better lately, hitting .233 with nine home runs, 11 stolen bases and a .761 total OPS.
Cruz will join the club a day after fellow rookie Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pirates a knockout win over the Giants. Suwinski is the first rookie to cap a three-home run game with a final shot, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Marlins outfielder Jerar Encarnación is trying to follow up on his historic MLB debut in the Miami Series Final against the Mets.
The 24-year-old became the first player since at least 1901 with a grand slam and an assist on his debut on Sunday in a 6-2 win over New York. He also stole a base in the ninth inning.
Chances are he’ll be back in the lineup against Mets left-hander David Peterson — assuming Peterson is there to start. New York manager Buck Showalter said the team is making contingency plans as Peterson’s wife is due to give birth in the next few days.
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