January 24, 2010
Boring Offseason Distractability
Am I wrong, or are there exceptionally long bills on these caps? I’m no headwear fashionista, but I think I would have noticed if the bills were 2/3 of the total length of the hat.
If the long bill trend continues, just think of the wacky high jinx that could ensue. Players looking down while running, hitting the bill of their cap against the ground, and catapulting themselves 15 rows into the stands. Or dashing to make a catch at the wall, only to suddenly impale the cap in the wall where it would stick like a dart in a dart board.
Amanda wrote, “Or dashing to make a catch at the wall, only to suddenly impale the cap in the wall where it would stick like a dart in a dart board.”
…and while the player attempts to extricate himself, the speedy batter circles the sacks, producing (what I am pretty sure would be) the first four-base error in major league history.
I’m not sure if it’s the camera angle or if those caps really do have oversized bills. Maybe it’s part of a trend of making larger hats to contain the oversized egos of certain players who’re in need of such an expedient?
I believe the long bills are intended to complete the fashion theme for any players paying tribute to the Negro Leagues with their high socks.