I watched the Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup the other day. Congratulations to them, and what a fun series to watch as they and the Lightning sparred for 6 games. A game 7 would have been pretty amazing to watch, I’m sure. But now that all the interesting sports are over (and yes, I’m aware baseball is still going on), I guess we have to be strong and stuff while we live through the dry and lifeless months before football starts again. But back to baseball… they DO offer us something worth noting.
After Colorado was crowned champions, they all sported hats with their victory stitched across the front. The hats were baseball caps. Professional football does this, too. When a team wins the Super Bowl, they put on baseball hats with “champions” or something similar, on the front.
So then it occurred to me that every sport uses baseball caps. But can you imagine if a baseball team used something from a different sport when they won the World Series? The entire team puts on hockey masks after the last pitch. Or straps soccer shin guards with the 9th inning ends. Or what if the US Men’s soccer team scores the winning goal and proceeds to buckle a disc golf disc carrier around their waists in celebration.
So why do we all use baseball caps for everything? Especially since baseball is the most boring sport in the entire universe. But their hats are cool, I’ll admit that.
-Out of the Wilderness