Baseball Caps and Other Global Disasters


Commemorate the occasion.

Palash Ghosh of the International Business Times has a question for the world: Why does everyone wear baseball caps?

This seems like kind of a low-stakes query. I mean, hats are pretty harmless. Everyone might just stop wearing baseball caps tomorrow! That would solve the problem, whatever the problem is. Right?

“What began as a harmless and humble exercise in showing support for one’s favorite local baseball club has mushroomed into something so gargantuan and irreversible [emphasis added] that I fear baseball caps will never vanish from the sartorial landscape.”

Whoah.

While Mr. Ghosh’s tone is a little grumpier* than I can defend, I do sympathize with his perplexity. I wear baseball caps when I need protection from the sun. But lots of people (ok, dudes) wear caps EVERYWHERE. Like sit-down restaurant, wedding reception, college seminar everywhere.

*Maybe ironically?

In fact, The Main Reason I Like Baseball is that when I go to baseball games, everyone has a good reason to be wearing a baseball cap, so I don’t get all apoplectic over people inappropriately wearing baseball caps. Which happens without exception everywhere else I go.

But back to Mr. Ghosh, who’s the really crochety one — his article speculates a little on why there’s this excess of caps. It seems multinational corporate marketing machines and the inexorable disintegration of modern society are somehow implicated. In conclusion: This baseball cap thing is gargantuan. And irreversible.




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Ken Arneson
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5 years 5 months ago

The thing that bothers me when I go to Europe is not that these Europeans who know nothing about baseball wear baseball caps. It’s that 90% of these caps are Yankees caps.

Navin Vaswani
Editor
5 years 5 months ago

Ghosh is hanging out with some strange people:

“My friend actually went so far as to claim that baseball caps are a symptom of society’s seemingly permanent deterioration; like dreadful TV reality shows, junk food, horrid Hollywood movies and declining education standards.”

That’s not a stretch. Not at all.

Navin Vaswani
Editor
5 years 5 months ago

Also: I’m wearing a baseball cap RIGHT NOW.

DonM
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DonM
5 years 5 months ago

Shade from the sun? And if you’re going to be in the shade, you might as well have a hat with an appealing (to you) design. I kinda like the hat in the picture. Where can I get one?

nclogowear
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5 years 5 months ago

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