Keep a lid on it
SAN FRANCISCO – They just introduced the lineups for the celebrity/legends softball game here at AT&T Park and there were a couple of cap controversies sure to have a few Canadians scratching their heads.
Former Expos and Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson trotted out of the dugout as a member of the American League squad, sporting a Boston Red Sox hat. Dawson spent all of two of his 21 seasons in the AL with Boston — and one of those years was during the strike-shortened ’94 campaign. Maybe the powers that be thought a Red Sox hat might get him some more Hall of Fame votes.
As if that sight wasn’t odd enough, former Expos and Mets Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter jogged out of the National League’s dugout wearing a … Giants cap? Carter spent 1990 in Frisco and his other 18 seasons elsewhere in the NL. I guess having him wear a Nationals cap was out of the question.
Among those playing in the softball game: Kevin Dillon, Dane Cook, Jerry Rice, Rob Schneider, Bobby Flay, Jimmy Kimmel, Alyssa Milano, Miss USA Rachel Smith, James Denton, Dave Winfield, Ernie Banks, Ozzie Smith, Rollie Fingers, Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Goose Gossage, Fred Lynn, J.T. Snow, Matt Williams, Robby Thompson, Robb Nenn, Kevin Mitchell, among others.
FYI, Dawson just cranked out a homer — in a Boston cap.
Stay tuned for more…