Yanks to channel Fred Durst on Memorial Day

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When it comes to Yankee hats for different occasions, I consider myself something of a connoisseur. I have hats from various World Series and other special events dating back to 1996 when the MLB patch craze kicked off. I might skip this year’s Memorial Day tie-in.

For the second year in a row, as part of an effort to fund the veterans’ organization Welcome Back Veterans, MLB teams are donning special hats. Last year, the hats were blue with a flag logo. Every team, no matter their regular colors, wore that blue hat.

This year, the hats look a little different. As Darren Rovell reported this week, the Memorial Day hats will be red this year with the stars and stripes logo. At $37, they cost a pretty penny, but all of the proceeds go to Welcome Back Veterans.

Personally, I love the idea but hate the execution. I can’t argue with MLB’s efforts to aid veterans support groups. But can’t we do it in a way that won’t have my favorite team sporting the Fred Durst look on Monday? The Yankees are definitely not doing it all for the nookie, and red hats are so 1999.

A tip of the hat to WasWatching for teeing up the hats this morning.

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Game 40: Going out on top
  • Cor Shep

    I’m buyin one

    it’s all about the collective hats!
    The collective caps!
    So you can take that cap and stick it in yo $$%#!!


  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I need to take a shower now. I feel dirty.

    I can only assume the Red Sox hats will be Blue, since that’s the only color they wear now.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Actually it looks like every team will be wearing a red cap.


      If every team is wearing a red cap that day, it really doesn’t bother me.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, but we’re turning into fuckin circus clowns here.

        I don’t want to end up like this:


        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Ha, I hear you. I guess it just doesn’t bother me as long as it’s one day, for an appropriate cause, and everyone is just as humiliated as we are. I understand the backlash though.

          One day, appropriate cause, every team does it? Fine with me. But, MLB isn’t known for its restraint when it comes to marketing/apparel sales, so I guess this opens the door for them to pull more of this sh*t. If that happened… The Dude would not abide.

          • MyNameIsNed

            Love the Big Lebowski reference.

            My buddies didnt die face down in the muck for these crappy looking red hats.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    We should rock this on the field of play instead.


    • Drew


      • Andy In Sunny Daytona


    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I, for one, would love to see Teixeira rocking the gang hat at first base.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        They’re not a gang, they’re a social group.

        • kSturnz

          a subculture, per say

      • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

        Just thing of how awesome it would look on Aceves. :P

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          That would really spur on the “is it racist to call him the Mexican Gangster?” debate we keep having here.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime


          • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

            Pfft, you’re an official YES blog now. A little racial controversy never hurt anyone.

            Oh, wait…

    • carl

      Thats whats up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug


    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      OMG! ITS TEH UNDERTAKERZ!!11!111!!! [/Jim_Ross]

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    Ewww, I can’t believe the Yankees are going to wear a red hat. I know it is a business so they wouldn’t just use the one from last year, but I would have preferred something else. Well, at least its only for a day.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I hope it rains in Arlington on Monday.

  • jsbrendog

    can we have future uniform day again just s we can see the dejected look on damons face when he has to be subjected to it for the second time in his career? maybe zip up wetsuits? hahaha

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Oh god. Those things in 1999 were horrendous. I really wish I could find pictures of those.

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  • zack

    That hat is pure horror

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    You mean the Yankees are going to produce a ton of bad music, kiss and tell with Britney Spears, and then fade from public view? All on Memorial Day? That’s going to be one busy day.

  • BronxBomber44

    that hat is ugly. blah. ew. yuck.

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