Friday, April 25, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 334 - Batter Up in Dodger Blue Edition

Day 334 / Hat 334: Hard blue plastic batter's helmet style headgear with white Los Angeles Dodgers logo printed on front and the barely imperceptible letters "MLBP, VWS" in raised blue plastic on flattened top portion of crown.

Although I'm at a loss as to what the "VWS" stands for, the MLBP no doubt stands for Major League Baseball Properties. (Formed in 1966, it functions as the in 1966 as the various ball clubs' agent for marketing and trademark licensing and protection.

This headgear was graciously loaned to the Project by fellow cube farmer and generous Project donor Jenn Harris who was at a Dodger game a few days ago.

This is clearly not one of the regulation batting helmets (no ear cover thingy for one) and the flat spot on the crown makes me think it is intended as a receptacle/bowl of sorts -- like the kind that might be used for a "home run ice cream sundae" or "dugout chips and guac" (Jenn does work in the Food section so it's not that much of a stretch.)

But I'm happy to report that, whatever the provenance, this Dodger keepsake came to me sans foodstuffs of any kind. And stay tuned for more Dodger-related headgear as I'm taking in my first game of the season at Dodger Stadium this weekend.

Batter Up!

PC 149: Dodger Blues Edition
PC 333: Honey Bourbon Porkpie
PC 332: Star and Skull on a Stingy Brim

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

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1 comment:

Jenn Harris said...

Hi Adam, your suspicions were correct. The hat was used to serve a giant portion of loaded Nachos :) The stadium is using them to serve nachos, soft serve and other items at the concession stands. -- Jenn Harris