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The Cubs are giving away a strange cap

Aug 25, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

Cubs Cap

The first 10,000 people at Wrigley Field for today’s Cubs-Braves game are getting this cap.  Hurm.

The Cubs have never worn a cap like that as far as I can tell.  In 1931 and 1932 they wore an all-red cap at times.  From the mid-90s until 2008 or so they wore a blue cap with a red brim.  But, nothing I could find has them in a red cap with a blue brim.

Getting worked up over a free giveaway cap is about the most silly thing ever but, eh. I don’t like it on an aesthetic level. Is there some other significance to the red Cubs cap I’m not getting?

  1. bravesman1983 - Aug 25, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    I prefer the blue Old Style wristbands they were giving away Monday night, although the Cubs logo didn’t go real well with my Braves jersey.

  2. nagrommit - Aug 25, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    If you stare at this hat long enough, and then look away, you’ll see the 94-08 road cap of which you reference.

  3. Detroit Michael - Aug 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    At least it’s not pink.

  4. Panda Claus - Aug 25, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    All 10,000 fans receiving the free hat will also be entered into a special 5th inning raffle where the lucky winner gets a “One Free Zambrano. Taxes and transfer costs may apply.”

  5. SmackSaw - Aug 25, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?

  6. Jonny 5 - Aug 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    That thing is enough to knock a buzzard off a shit wagon.

  7. nudeman - Aug 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Just change everything.
    Get rid of the pin striped uniforms, change the colors altogether, raze Wrigley and build a new one on the same site.
    And you know what? They’ll probably still lose.

  8. leftywildcat - Aug 25, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Maybe it’s a minor league cap?

  9. hank10 - Aug 25, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Perhaps just a marketing gimmick to judge fans’ reaction to a new cap design?

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