New Milford baseball team honors Sandy Hook victims with cap embroidery

New Milford baseball coach watches Monday’s game against Bethel. New Milford’s caps are embroidered on the back with the number 26, in tribute to the victims of the Dec. 14 tragedy.

The accompanying photo of New Milford High baseball coach John Wrenn is not a case of uniform number clashing with the number on the back of a cap, an error the likes of which might end up on ESPN contributor Paul Lukas’ popular UniWatch blog.

No, the No. 26 embroidered on the back of every New Milford player and coach’s cap is, of course, in tribute to the victims of the Dec. 14 tragedy in Sandy Hook. The Green Wave already shared a color scheme with Sandy Hook elementary school. And after a chain of emails proposing the idea was circulated amongst SWC baseball coaches this offseason, Wrenn decided to participate.”We thought it was a great idea,” Wrenn said. “I’m sure there are many others in the league that are doing the same thing.”
I know all of the Newtown High teams have incorporated patches and other insignia into their uniforms, as have several of the Nighthawks’ rivals across all sports. For instance, Brookfield High’s softball coaches are wearing green ribbons on their caps.
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Chris Brodeur