Ever since San Francisco caught Panda cap fever in the fall of 2010, I've been aware of the growing mascot cap fad. I'll be watching a game and the camera will pan the stands between pitches, bringing back a shot of someone wearing their team's version atop their head.
But holy haberdashery, I had no idea there were so many versions to choose from until Rob Iracane pointed out the selection on MLB.com (no doubt after he purchased a few for his personal use). While the league has wisely passed over fashioning Chief Wahoo into a polyester conversation piece, mascots from 18 others teams can funnel more summer sweat onto your brow as you watch your favorite team from the stands.
Not that I have a problem with these caps. For the kids, they're lots of fun. For the adults, they're an excellent way to signal you've had too much to drink, own an extensive collection of Tigger and Eeyore T-shirts and/or wish to end up on some sort of government watch list.
Fashion Ump ruling: Down on strikes if you wear one, 6-4-3 double play if you wear one while additionally placing the Yankees' hat version on top of it.
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