The caps have been in the Rays’ lockers since Westmoreland first issued them during the American League division series in Chicago. Westmoreland said that New Era first experimented with the hats at the end of last season, and that this was the first year they were readily available. He said he did not know if any other teams had ordered them.I walk a few blocks from a parking garage to my office each morning and, because I'm as bald as a pool cue, I wear a hat almost every day. As a result, the odds of me getting one of those things is approaching 1:1, and I almost never buy merch like that. Those of you in northern cities: watch the bus stops and the sidewalks this winter, and I can guarantee that you'll see a ton of these.
This week, the Phillies began wearing them, too, and on Wednesday they became available in the merchandise stores at Citizens Bank Park. The sales assistant Angie Arpino said that the model did not seem to have an official name, but that they were selling for $40 and proving quite popular.“They’re flying off the shelves,” she said.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Silver (and fleece) Lining
While everyone is complaining about the cold weather this year, if you think MLB and New Era aren't happy about those Elmer Fudd hats getting so much TV time in the past week, you're crazy: