Baseball’s “patriotic” lids reappeared this week to mark Sept. 11. Much like when they were worn the first time on (and near) July 4, there appears to be no set protocol whatsoever.
Is it just that particular day? Is it the day after, too? What about the rest of the weekend? Well, probably not on these guys. At first, I thought it was a game-by-game thing. The Angels and Mariners are squaring off, both in stars and stripes. And the Giants and Padres are sans flag hats. Similarly, the Pirates are playing the Cardinals, both in special hats, while the D-Baacks and Reds are without.
But the A’s and Rangers are playing each other, too. A’s have regular lids. Rangers love god and country.
Funny how MLB can’t figure out what to do with these things after the intended day, but they had a pretty good idea how to use them to
make a pile of money raise money for a veterans cause. —Bryan