That’s UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer below. His hat is worn down and gray. To the right is the rest of UCLA’s team. All their hats are blue as they’re supposed to be.
Bauer struck out 11 Gators as UCLA beat Florida 11-3 in their first game at the College World Series on Saturday. Bauer not only got the win but the 11 strikeouts gave him a school-record 152 for the season. So what’s the deal with his hat? According to a story appearing in the Daily Bruin, it’s the same one he received during his official visit to the school back in September 2008. We’re now in June 2010. I think that explains why the thing is so tattered and discolored. As long as he keeps humming the way he did Saturday, he can wear whatever the hell he wants on top of his head. Here are some more pictures of Trevor Bauer’s hat.
That thing is ratty as hell and all worn out, but hey, as long as it’s comfortable that’s all that matters. I’m just surprised it still fits.
Ahead of the Curve [Daily Bruin]
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nati Harnik