It's December, and it’s time for an updated holiday gift guide!
Here are some gift ideas for Cape League fans:
Shop online at the league or a team store (not every team has an online store)
Cape Cod Baseball League Online Store
Great place to pick up an official ball or adjustable hat.
Brewster Whitecaps store
The Whitecaps Wave T-shirt is pretty cool.
Chatham Anglers store
Chatham usually has the best merch, but there doesn’t seem to be much this year. The heather royal tri-blend T-Shirt looks good.
Cotuit Kettleers store
Still the only franchise that sells a bobblehead player.
Harwich Mariners store
Not too much here There are hats, a sweatshirt, a car magnet, and 2018 program.
Wareham Gatemen store.
Lots of gear available from the 2018 champs and this seems to be the only store where you can get a CCBL winter hat!
Donate to the CCBL or the team of your choice in the name of a loved one.
A custom bat from the Barnstable Bat Company (just like the players use!). I recommend the stickball bat, which is an excellent replacement for the standard yellow wiffle ball bat. Place all Christmas orders by December 10th!
The 1998 Cape Cod Prospects baseball card set
This is my favorite baseball card set that I own. You can find the sets on eBay.
Browse capesports on eBay
The former Hyannis Sportscards in Hyannis continues to sell goods on eBay. There's always a few Cape League artifacts listed for sale.
Books or DVDs about the Cape League
The young adult novel Widball came out this year (read our interview with the author). Note: Slider (2004) is a novel loosely based on the league. Summer Catch (2001) is a cheesy movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr. that is a highly inaccurate portrayal of the league (but I love it anyway).