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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Elmer Fudd and the Flap Caps

Has anyone else noticed the new hats with weather flaps sporting the field in this wet and wild World Series?

A few nights ago in Game 4 I noticed Joe Maddon in the dugout and I thought, does that hat have flaps? Maddon never flapped down his flaps over his ears but I immediately saw this odd looking cap and was wondering if this was a special order for the little boys from St. Pete who were foreign to the brisk Philly Air. But last night in Game 5 the Elmer Fudd look could be found on the field by BJ Upton, Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, Jason Bartlett, Shane Victorino, and Jimmy Rollins.

I did some research and it seems as if the caps, made by MLB hat maker New Era, were released this spring during Spring Training but had not been debuted on a field until the World Series. There is no official word from New Era or MLB.com on how to order a flap cap, but with winter vastly approaching I'm guessing they will be a hot item in the weeks to come.

I'm still undecided on what's being called the "Elmer Fudd" look. Part of me thinks, "Wow, that's kind of cool. I can support my Twins pride and stay warm in the freakin cold Minnesota winter!" The other part of me thinks, "Wow, those are really nerdy!"

Let me know what you think of the funky caps. Leave a comment below... would you wear one?


Paul said...

i noticed these last night, i thought they were a great idea for the players who have to wear a baseball cap and can't rock it fargo style
however, i think if i saw someone wearing one not on the diamond . . . they would look ridiculous

Brett Werner said...

All I was thinking the last couple nights is that the Twins better come up with something more than ear flaps if they make the postseason in 2010 and beyond. And fans better get ready to pack ponchos and parkas. Can you imagine outdoor baseball with last Sunday's weather (some snow and wind gusts to 50-60)? I'd be looking for something more than Elmer Fudd's got going. Maybe the Twins can start a Penguin/Polar Bear promotional. Dress like your favorite polar animal and get an "ice cap" or "ice cold blast."

Anonymous said...

I think I will pass on the Elmer Fudd hat. I grew up watching Elmer and would prefer to leave him in my childhood. I will stick with my Twins stocking cap when it gets cold.

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