New Era is selling a special edition Mariano Rivera hat and friend of the blog, Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, got his Braves fan hands on one. Mr. Calcaterra is one of the lucky few to also get a commemorative box to go along with the hat. New Era will not sell the box to the general public.
There is one thing I've noticed. Darren Rovell posted this image of the hat:
And Calcaterra posted this picture of the hat:
So which is it? Is the patch on the side or on the front? Will there be two versions or is the Rovell one incorrect?
I guess we will find out next week when they're available to the public.
Personally, I'm not a big hat wearer anymore, though after burning my scalp on Wednesday afternoon, I may change that but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to dish out the cash for this one.