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Because we need more silly caps, MLB gives us “the interview cap”

Jan 9, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

Mets Bro (found via Uni Watch) has the news that MLB has approved yet another cap to go along with regular caps, road caps, alternate caps, batting practice caps, cap-kabobs, caps creole, caps gumbo, pan fried, deep fried and stir-fried caps: interview caps:


The purpose, according to Mets Bro, is go give players and managers caps that they can wear for, yes, interviews as well as P.R. appearances and the like. It’s apparently optional. It is also rather silly.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Worst. Hat. Ever.

    Though some team will top that before pitchers and catchers report

    • 18thstreet - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      Just be thanksful it doesn’t look like a NASCAR product.

  2. escapingexile - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Call me skeptical, but I’d guess it’s more like the purpose is to expand each team’s available merchandise in order to further capitalize on potential revenue.

    • joshfrancis50 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM


      • fanofevilempire - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        double duh………..

    • escapingexile - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Forgive me. Apparently my sarcasm font is broken.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        Nah, I think they got it and are just having fun. But even if they did not, I think everyone else did

      • joshfrancis50 - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        The “sarcasm font” being broken was part of my original comment, actually.

    • mgdsquiggy17 - Jan 9, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      well it is a business….

  3. makeham98 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Who on the Mets is worth interviewing? Though that hat would look good with an orange jumpsuit. Maybe the Wilpons can send one to their pal Bernie.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      Jason Bay will love the new hat…………

  4. paperlions - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    I look forward to the day that there are specific caps for every position. Can’t wait for the closer cap, LOOGY cap, and ace cap (I’m sure Jack Morris would have worn the ace cap more seasons than anyone else in baseball).

    • 4letterman - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Best one would be utlity player hat!!!!

      • mrhojorisin - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        C’mon, those guys wear EVERY hat!

    • jwbiii - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      You laugh, but color-coded hats and jerseys for each position has been done before:

      I’m picturing some utility guy (Bloomquist, Cairo) dashing into the clubhouse to change his jersey and cap every time he changes position. I’m guessing this practice died out because it was easier to figure out that the guy standing in center field was the center fielder rather than remember that the guy in the red and black striped cap and jersey was the center fielder.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Are you gonna shame some players with a “replacement level cap”?

      • paperlions - Jan 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        That’s just mean….but I could see a “gritty/scrappy player cap”. Those should be pre-mottled with infield dirt and pine tar colors mixed in.

      • paperlions - Jan 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        I would do this for negative WAR players though:

      • historiophiliac - Jan 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        Really, you think negative WAR shaming is less mean than making someone wear a goose egg hat? lol

      • jwbiii - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        Baseball needs a replacement level cap!

  5. chaseutley - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Wow. Those are…. those are just terrible. And is the pattern on the back of the cap an indicator of mesh?

  6. maritime85 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    “ladies and gentlemen, david wright will not be commenting about going 0-4 in todays loss…..he misplaced his interview hat

  7. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Is this gonna be one of those deals where the donkey orifices in the league office begin fining players for letting themselves be interviewed in the wrong cap?

    • Jeremy T - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Donkey orifices? Wait so that’d be as…… I get it!

      • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        I clocked your uptake as 2.096 seconds. Excellent. We’ll try some more of those downline.

  8. heyblueyoustink - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Best interview facial accesory of all time. Ozzie Guillen could use one of these if he ever gets back into the managing ranks.

  9. raysfan1 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    If I’m paying appearance fees for MLB players to be at some sort of event to promote my company, I’d have it in writing that they would wear their standard game hats. That’s the logo and colors everyone recognizes and wants to see if they are at said event. Then if they show up in the interview hats, clearly nothing more than a weak effort at selling more gear to fans, then they pay me.

  10. hushbrother - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    It looks like a Domino’s delivery guy’s cap.

    • rollinghighwayblues - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      It’s not delivery, moron, it’s DiGiorno.

  11. flosox - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    I wear “many hats” at my job too…although figuratively not literally.

  12. ironmike778 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    When do we get the “I’m-ashamed-to-be-a-Mets-fan” hat? Bound to fly off the shelves.

    • jwbiii - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      May I suggest something like this?

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      You can find that Hat here:

      • ravenscaps48 - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

        Well Played

  13. anxovies - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    This could open up a whole new marketing area. Interview baseball gloves with fancy logos that the players can lay on the interview table, Interview jerseys that look like bicycle racing jerseys, interview socks and underwear…

    • Jeremy T - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      does this mean we might actually get an opportunity to see those soccer-style jerseys (excuse me, “kits”) made? Because that would be awesome.

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