I saw a very cool Brewers' stars and stripes cap this morning at Moda3 and wondered what the deal was and if the team would be wearing them.
A news release from the Brewers today answered my question.
As part of Major League Baseball's "Welcome Back Veterans" initiative to honor America's servicemen and women, the Brewers will join Major League Baseball in wearing red Stars and Stripes caps on Memorial Day at Miller Park.
The red cap features the "M" logo in red, white and blue colors.
The Brewers play at home against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 1:05 p.m. start on Monday. The Stars and Stripes caps will be available at Miller Park in the Brewers retail stores.
In 2008, MLB donated $3.4 million, which includes auctions of licensed products and the donation of sales from the Stars and Stripes caps to Welcome Back Veterans.
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