The Sarge's Inspiration
Apparently I’m not the only one that has found Alyssa Milano inspirational.
Gary Matthews (aka The Sarge) is famous for his hats. In fact, he is so famous for them that he is coming out with his own hat line. New Era designs them. The Sarge approves them. People buy them.
The Sarge said they will be available at Citizens Bank Park and presumably online.
“Alyssa Milano inspired me,” he said Saturday.
Milano has her own baseball-inspired clothing line, and The Sarge had the chance to interview her last year during a Phillies broadcast. And as last season progressed, the Phillies started receiving more and more calls and e-mails about them. Apparently a light bulb went off.
“I’ve been wearing hats all my life,” The Sarge said. “You’ve got to remember, long ago when the Negro League players were playing and they were coming in they always had a nice hat on. After the game, you always saw them with a nice hat. A lot of them to this day when you see them they have a hat on. I’ve always been a hat guy, really. The only difficult time was when I had the afro. Then I laid it on top of my head. It was hard.”
It seems everybody is inspired these days. Ryan Howard almost decapitated two Phillies PR men a couple weeks ago when he laced a foul ball into the press box. The ball put a hole in the dry wall about 20 feet in the back of the press box. Howard eventually signed his handy work, and a t-shirt was born.