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Please, leave the Yankees caps alone

Jan 18, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

I know it’s just a spring training cap and that they make the players wear them simply so that goobers like me will buy them, but if I assumed power of this country via a bloodless coup I’d outlaw this kind of thing.

Not that it’s the worst offender I’ve ever seen. It’s quite conservative, really.  I just don’t like the classics being messed with. And it’s not like I’d be that hard on anyone in my protectorate found wearing it. A fine is all I’d levy. Maybe some minor ear-boxing.

I’d save the death penalty for serious offenses like this.

  1. Kevin - Jan 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    I have been watching MLK,Jr specials, one on 1968, and watched some good Lena Horne movies that TCM is showing today, and thought I would share it here. And why on this posting of classic Yankee hats ? Why not ? Classics are something with which you should not tinker. And MLK, Jr. and what he stood for, ARE the true classics of our time… of all time. After all, what is there more noble, more just, then to lead your very life for something as righteous as this.
    And on this day, on this site, we should be thinking of what ALL of us have missed by not being allowed to watch Josh Gibson and the other all-time Negro League greats go head-to-head against the best who were allowed into MLB at that time. It is a sad reflection on our society that it took SO long for that barrier to be broken down. But baseball can take some small amount of credit for finally take a stand and moving forward. Just don’t look too closely at how long it took some teams to integrate their rosters.
    But speaking of classics…. if anyone enjoys truly great hoofin’ & dancin’, watch the Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather and anywhere you can catch them. They were amazing, and above and beyond Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. I recall watching them in one movie with Gene… they had to tone it down for him when he came onto the screen…. just as many of the old black baseball greats would have had to do if they had been allowed into the big time.
    So let’s take a moment to think of all such related topics on this day of honor.
    PS…. yes… leave the Yankee hats are they are. Next you know, they will be changing the stripes !! Some things are just good as they are !!!

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jan 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Do you realize how many years of collegiate-level study is involved in desciptions such as “CoolBase vapor management”? Now, a cap without such an advancement would clearly be inferior, even in this phlegmatic economy. Put me down for a couple on pre-order!
    But wait, I’ll take one of the other one too if you’ll give me free shipping.

  3. YANKEES1996 - Jan 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Craig, I agree completely with your “Death penalty assesment” I have seen some caps sporting the Yankee classic logo that has seriously made me sick. As you said the classics should not be messed with.

  4. Jonny5 - Jan 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Elmer Fudd would love this one!!! http://www.neweracap.com/nshop/product.php?view=detail&productid=NE-BLOWH09_PHI&startColor=blackscarlet&hatGroup=89&hatFit=&groupName=MenMLB&searchBy=group&prevHatGroup=&prevHatFit=&resetDropDown=hatFit

  5. smokehouse - Jan 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    The classics are not be to messed with. The Yankee logo, the Cardinals red bird and bat logs and the Detroit letter D logo. All alre simply perfect.

  6. Cru11 - Jan 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Will someone tell New Era that MLB caps have no business being stretch-fit. Baseball caps are meant to be a specific size for a specific person. To go along with that, get rid of the stupid ear flap caps that seem to be sprouting up in November.

  7. Juke Early - Jan 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    OH LAWD! it’s the end of life as we know it. Sheesh…

  8. Tyson Gautreaux - Jan 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    What the… you’ll not belief that. My mindless kitten simply farted on my arm!? I mean what’s the matter with that!? I care for that thing and I receive that in return. I even now can not belief that. Anyway, you have got a few useful information there in your posting. I knew Yahoo will bring me to a few useful stuff today :). Okay should hunt this animal now! Have a great evening you all!

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