The first of three “judge caps” will debut at next month’s MLB All-Star Game.
This time around, the first to wear the new “judges cap” will be the Yankees’ Judge Caprio, who wears it on the cover of her upcoming memoir, Judge Caputo: The Story of a Lifetime.
Judge Caprio has become a staple for fans of the sport of baseball, especially on social media, where the 31-year-old wrote a lengthy memoir last year titled Judge Capo: The Year I Became a Judge, and her new book is due out on July 6.
The judges cap, with its gold, white and gold trim, has become an instant favorite among baseball fans.
It features a star-studded gold crown, the same design worn by the current Yankees star, Robinson Cano.
The cap’s design, which can be worn in various combinations, is a tribute to the famous judge, who was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn.
“Judge Capo is one of my favorite judges,” wrote the New York Post in a fan-generated review.
“She’s got such a perfect voice.
She’s such a fun, charming personality.
I think she’s one of the funniest judges around.”
She added, “There are just so many great judges out there, and there are so many amazing people out there who do it just as hard as you do.
She embodies everything that we love about being a judge and it’s just a joy to be a part of it.”
The judges caps are part of a series of designs from designer J.H. Williams III, who also designed the MLB All Star jersey.
The hats and other capes are priced at $40.
There are other new capes available for fans to purchase on the official MLB Shop website, including a $75 “Judo Judge” cap, and the $150 “Judge Caprio” cap.
The caps are the latest in a line of items that have made a splash in the sports apparel industry in recent months.
Nike unveiled a series called “The Judge” in November, which features a red, white, and blue baseball cap with the word “JUDGE” embossed on it.
Nike is also selling new “Jock” caps in silver and black.