I think the last time I wore a rally cap was 2001 or so, when I played in an adult softball league with my cousin and some college friends. I was always partial to folding the cap and wearing it askew, such that the brim of the cap was pointed toward the sky. Like so:
Perhaps the most common rally cap is turning a cap inside out and wearing it “normally.”
But it got me to thinking about famous Dodgers rallies, and the nature of them. One could argue that the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was a rally, and while that could be technically true it was really just a Mike Davis walk and a Kirk Gibson home run. Yes, the home run and moment were fantastic, and will never be forgotten, but I’m not sure if I’d classify that as a rally. That’s okay, we can still watch it together on Wednesday.
The most obvious rally is the 4+1 Game, on September 18, 2006, when the Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs to tie the Padres, then won the game by overcoming another deficit in the 10th.
But if you are in the “home runs are rally killers” crowd, maybe we can shift to a more recent game. During the Dodgers’ 42-8 run in 2013, they trailed David Price and the Rays 6-0 in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium, only to chip away over the final three innings. The ninth inning was the full Fernando Rodney Experience, with four runs on four hits, and the final blow an errant throw that cued the euphoria at Dodger Stadium.
Why all this talk of rallies? The folks at Draft Kings will donate $1 to United Way, up to $1 million, to support coronavirus relief efforts, for every person who shares their version of the rally cap on social media with the #DKRally hashtag. This rally runs through April 7.
How you can join the DK Rally
- Take a picture or video in your rally cap (be creative!)
- Post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three if you want!)
- Use the hashtag #DKRally
- Tag at least 3 friends and invite them to do the same.
- Include this link: draftkings.com/dkrally