There's a reason the online economy is booming: Most of us aren't in good enough shape to elbow through the crowds and sprint from store to store during the holiday shopping season. There are hundreds of sports-related retail sites in the cybermall; here are three spots to hit to take care of the sports fans on your list.
Anyone with a passion for baseball should head for the Cooperstown Ball Cap Company's online catalog and its selection of custom-made wool caps. Choose from the logos of teams in the majors, minors, Negro leagues and semipros, dating back to the turn of the century.
Never been to the World Series or to the Masters? No matter: Pretending you've been there, done that—like a jet-setting fan—just got easier. Order game programs for major upcoming events at the recently launched OfficialStuff.com and check its archives for playbills from memorable tournaments and games of yesteryear.
If it's bounceable, throwable, hittable or inflatable, you'll find it at Justballs (above). From featherlight shuttlecocks to 15-pound medicine balls, this online ballporium has every sporting projectile you could possibly look for.
sites we'd like to see
Chat room for football fans fed up with college bowl computer rankings.
Cyber timeline of the sordid Dominique Moceanu family saga.