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Case of the Blue Jays Hat: Moral Quandary Resolved!

Yesterday, the readership was asked to use their hearts and brains and computers to address the moral quandary of DRaysBay editor and RotoGraphs contributor and bearded gentleman Erik Hahmann. Specifically, said readership responded to this query: would he (Hahmann) — as someone who actively supports the Tampa Bay Rays — would be a bad fan were he to buy some form of Blue Jays team apparel?

After 24 hours of polling, it appears as though the bespectacled readership has answered, loudly and decisively, “Meh, whatever.”

Regard the startling, entabled results after the jump!


Answer Text Vote Count Vote Percent
Decidedly Yes. 114 25.7
Decidedly No. 91 20.5
Moral Grey/Gray Area. 213 48.1
Other: 25 5.6

About half of the readership felt strongly enough about the matter to give a decisive “Yes” or “No” answer, with the votes being roughly split between those two responses.

The majority of readers, much like David Hume and Adolf Hitler, take a moral relativist tact to Hahmann’s crisis, suggesting that there is no “right” decision in the matter.

Finally, among those who answered “Other,” we find comments like:

• “If he were a fan of a National League team, it’d be okay. Otherwise, no.”


• “Seems like a push poll to me — not enough options. I will not be manipulated.”

And, finally:

• “Buy American, buttmunch.”