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For the last time its not a Red Sox hat!

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  • #16
    I sdidn't get a real good look at first, but I do admit first thinking Red Sox when I saw a Brooklyn Dodgers cap on a gentleman in line in front of while waiting for a table a couple of weeks ago in Boca Raton, Florida. My father complimented him on his cap, and, fortunately, correctly.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
      I sdidn't get a real good look at first, but I do admit first thinking Red Sox when I saw a Brooklyn Dodgers cap on a gentleman in line in front of while waiting for a table a couple of weeks ago in Boca Raton, Florida. My father complimented him on his cap, and, fortunately, correctly.
      I got this once in an Applebees on Long Island during the 05 playoffs while wearing by Brooklyn cap. "RedSox Su--" by a teenage girl of all people. Needless to say I was happy when the Sox came back to beat the Yankees in the ALCS, even though I couldnt have cared less. I love seeing ignorance humbled!
      unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
      unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
      unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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      • #18
        The thing that amazes me is that I could understand someone confusing one of the New Era blue caps as being a Brooklyn hat before getting a closer look, but vice versa just doesn't even make any sense to me. I guess I'm just showing my age.

        On a related note, why do people buy caps that aren't the team's colors? I mean have any of you ever bought a red and black Brooklyn Dodgers' hat? (If such an awful thing exists) Is this something you've ever been, or would ever be, tempted to buy?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by The Commissioner View Post
          The thing that amazes me is that I could understand someone confusing one of the New Era blue caps as being a Brooklyn hat before getting a closer look, but vice versa just doesn't even make any sense to me. I guess I'm just showing my age.

          On a related note, why do people buy caps that aren't the team's colors? I mean have any of you ever bought a red and black Brooklyn Dodgers' hat? (If such an awful thing exists) Is this something you've ever been, or would ever be, tempted to buy?
          Me? No. I have only caps in the teams official colors, be it Mets, Brooklyn, or NY Giants. The only non-team color hat I have is a beige soft crown cap with blue Mets "NY", mainly because I wear alot of khaki in the summer. I hate these new caps in other teams colors or worse.
          unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
          unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
          unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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          • #20
            Originally posted by The Commissioner View Post
            The thing that amazes me is that I could understand someone confusing one of the New Era blue caps as being a Brooklyn hat before getting a closer look, but vice versa just doesn't even make any sense to me. I guess I'm just showing my age.

            On a related note, why do people buy caps that aren't the team's colors? I mean have any of you ever bought a red and black Brooklyn Dodgers' hat? (If such an awful thing exists) Is this something you've ever been, or would ever be, tempted to buy?
            I think there is a bit of social commentary when it comes to that sort of hat. Or at least why they started to become so popular, same reason why black seemed to be the alternate jersey of choice by teams whom never had black involved in their color scheme to begin with.

            Well, let me put it this way. I see a bunch of teens wearing Pittsburgh Pirate gear in places like Yonkers and New Rochelle, my first thought is not "My GOD if they aren't Pittsburgh natives, why?" but rather "Hmmm, bunch of Latin Kings gang members."

            So, you make these different colored caps and jerseys and whatnot to sell to these inner city gang members so they can represent both their gangs and their favorite sport team.

            But that is my on that whole marketing deal. I could be off base, but I just don't see my point being off base when I look at who actually is wearing the gear.
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            • #21
              Easy mistake to make in my opinion....I don't know why you would say they know nothing of history, when it is so close in design from afar....without getting real close, he could be 50/50
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              • #22
                Originally posted by stejay View Post
                Easy mistake to make in my opinion....I don't know why you would say they know nothing of history, when it is so close in design from afar....without getting real close, he could be 50/50
                because it illustrates how people are ignorant in more ways than one. It may be fine to mistake a Dodgers cap for a Red Sox hat in Cinncinnati, but in NY it is laughable considering the facts, and circumstances.
                unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                • #23
                  Sorry for digging up an old thread here, but I wear my Brooklyn Dodgers hat quite often, and EVERY TIME someone asks me if I'm a Red Sox fan. For the record, I'm a diehard Yankee fan, but more so than that I'm a baseball fan and history buff. While granted, they are similar designs...there is no red in a Dodgers cap, so I can't for the life of me understand how anyone could mistake it for a Boston cap. Just saying...
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                  • #24
                    Six or seven years ago an associate & I had a meeting in Boston and she wanted to see Fenway Park, so I purchased two tickets. With no alliance to the Red Sox or their opponent, the Royals, I wore my Brooklyn hat. The guy sitting behind us started giving me crap about being a KC fan until I turned around and he said "Oh, you're a Sox fan." Even some of their own fans don't know the difference!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by The Commissioner View Post
                      The thing that amazes me is that I could understand someone confusing one of the New Era blue caps as being a Brooklyn hat before getting a closer look, but vice versa just doesn't even make any sense to me. I guess I'm just showing my age.

                      On a related note, why do people buy caps that aren't the team's colors? I mean have any of you ever bought a red and black Brooklyn Dodgers' hat? (If such an awful thing exists) Is this something you've ever been, or would ever be, tempted to buy?
                      You mean Red Sox hats aren't really pink?

                      I honor you guys' devotion to getting this stuff right. (As a five-year-old Dodger fan in central Connecticut, I was sold a Red Sox hat and have never gotten over the confusion of identities.)

                      But you can't have it both ways: If you take just pride in mastering esoterica like the absence of a diamond in the 1956 Dodger cap, you can't really be surprised that even some devoted baseball fans can't (be bothered to) tell one white B on blue cap from another. . . . (although it IS supremely irritating that the ersatz one is now the default version).
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                      • #26
                        Ha, beat this.

                        Went to a Phils game with my girlfriend last year. They had Philadelphia Athletics caps there. Royal blue with a white A. I said to my girlfriend "Oh look they have Athletic's caps" as I picked it off the rack. An employee said "It's a Phillies hat." I said "It has the Athletics A on it." She said "All our hats are Philadelphia Phillies hats sir. We don't carry other teams merchandise. Please return it to the rack if you aren't going to buy it." It was said in a very condescending tone too. Really ticked me off.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                          Ha, beat this.

                          Went to a Phils game with my girlfriend last year. They had Philadelphia Athletics caps there. Royal blue with a white A. I said to my girlfriend "Oh look they have Athletic's caps" as I picked it off the rack. An employee said "It's a Phillies hat." I said "It has the Athletics A on it." She said "All our hats are Philadelphia Phillies hats sir. We don't carry other teams merchandise. Please return it to the rack if you aren't going to buy it." It was said in a very condescending tone too. Really ticked me off.
                          That was an unfortunate experience, bluesky, especially since, as I'm sure you know, the only other name the Phillies' franchise ever went by was Quakers. Imo, that employee should be fired, not only for his/her attitude, but also for not having even the simplest knowledge about the franchise. Granted, there have been four different Athletics franchises in Philadelphia, but none were related to the current franchise, whose first season was 1883. And the Phillies have spent every season in the National League. Just for the record, aside from the current Oakland franchise, there was a Philadelphia Athletics in the National Association and National League, 1871-1876, one in the American Association, 1882-1890, and one in the Players League and American Association, 1890-1891.

                          Anyway, as for the topic, I've lost count of how many times people see me in my Brooklyn cap -- which is undeniably and unmistakenly a Brooklyn Dodgers cap -- and ask if I'm a Red Sox fan. Living in the NYC area, it's always been easy for me to just say, "It's Brooklyn, not Boston," and the people are appeased. ...as if I need to defend something. My second-favorite current team is indeed the Red Sox, and I do have a modern Boston cap, but I seldom wear it. On the other hand, I wear my Brooklyn cap way more than any of the caps I own of three other teams. In fact, I have two more unworn Brooklyn caps as backup.

                          Heh, I must admit, I tend to cringe when someone can't tell the difference between blue and white, and red and black. After all, it's a white B and blue cap for goodness sake!

                          /end semi-rant
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                          • #28
                            I think it just goes to show how confusing the current trend of marketing off-color-designed team garb can be. I mean, if one can buy a green Yankees cap with a purple logo, the color-design marketing has gone too far. Jmho.
                            "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                            Put it in the books.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                              Ha, beat this.

                              Went to a Phils game with my girlfriend last year. They had Philadelphia Athletics caps there. Royal blue with a white A. I said to my girlfriend "Oh look they have Athletic's caps" as I picked it off the rack. An employee said "It's a Phillies hat." I said "It has the Athletics A on it." She said "All our hats are Philadelphia Phillies hats sir. We don't carry other teams merchandise. Please return it to the rack if you aren't going to buy it." It was said in a very condescending tone too. Really ticked me off.
                              I would have requested to speak to the manager IMMEDIATELY.
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by milladrive View Post
                                Heh, I must admit, I tend to cringe when someone can't tell the difference between blue and white, and red and black. After all, it's a white B and blue cap for goodness sake!
                                There are blue and white Red Sox caps too. They're not quite the same, but enough to make it confusing to the average baseball fan.

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