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Aroldis Chapman made customized “Cuban Missile” hats for all the Reds

Apr 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Aroldis Chapman designed customized hats bearing his “Cuban Missile” nickname for all the Reds and handed them out yesterday. C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer sets the scene:

Each player had another hat with the world “Cuban Missile” on the front with the player’s initials and number on the side … Chapman had the hats made for each team member, and every one was different, not just the initials and number, but also the colors and even the design of the words. Some were bright colors, others muted and some even had some sort of sparkling lettering.

And courtesy of the Reds’ official Twitter account, here’s proof:


Baseball players have a lot of time on their hands.

  1. sandrafluke2012 - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    He should make the democrats go to Cuba for healthcare too.

    • gigab0t - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Knock that off right now.

    • Old Gator - Apr 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      Why wouldn’t they go? They’d get it for a sane price there.

      • stlouis1baseball - Apr 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        Sure. They might die on the table…but the pricing would be fair.

      • sandrafluke2012 - Apr 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        Yep. And Obamacare brings down the drivers of the heavy costs. Oh wait, it doesn’t

    • illegalblues - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM
    • illegalblues - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      yep and obamacare also will take their skin and turn into lamps. i’ve heard it before, pal. no go back to huffin’ those cool whip cans and put on some molly hatchet.

    • jamesbz - Apr 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      @SandraFluke2012 – You’re a tool. It’s called Hardball Talk, not Politics Talk. You should go have it out with Rush Limbaugh or Ed Schultz. What a jack.

  2. mybrunoblog - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    So if Chapman gets injured or starts pitching poorly we will have a Cuban Missle Crisis on our hands?

  3. Old Gator - Apr 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    The definitive film about the Cuban missile crisis, with William Devane as JFK and Howard Da Silva as Khruschev, was called The Missiles of October.

    That remains to be seen.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      You have me heavy on the nostalgia today, OG. Earlier it was Cyd Charisse and now I’m thinking about Larry Hagman in Fail Safe.

  4. onbucky96 - Apr 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Ha ha! Very funny! Nothing says humor Cuban missle. Dumbass. He’s from Cuba, he should know better.

  5. illegalblues - Apr 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    i’m offended by hats

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