New Era has killed the “Local Market” MLB cap collection, saved countless Phillies’ fans eyes from bleeding
Well, that didn’t last long.
We all saw those New Era “local market” caps when they dropped, and, if you’re like me, you immediately thought they were preposterously stupid. For those that don’t know what I mean, here’s a picture. For those that were lucky enough to miss these, avert your eyes.
Like WOW, what in the world were they thinking over there. I mean, seriously, New Era, who thought of these cap designs? I don’t want to pull a Stephen A. Smith and throw around jokes about smoking crack, but these caps make that especially difficult for me.
There’s a goldmine of jests to be made about each team’s garbage design, but let’s hone in on this travesty of a Phils cap.
Okay, so it looks like we’ve got the Liberty Bell, a now-PTSD-inducing cheesesteak, and a few local area codes. I like that 1776 logo on the side of the cap and the ’08 World Series logo, but that’s all. And I’m pretty much contractually obligated to like those two things.
What I find most odd here is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania being included on the cap. It’s supposed to be a “local” market look, right? No shade to fellow Pennsylvanians, but half the state does not give a rat’s ass about the Phillies, and rightfully so. They have their own dog water baseball franchise to worry about.
Regardless, these horrible designs are dead, as confirmed by that lady in the above tweet I copy-pasted from the internet, whoever she is. So, I guess everything’s okay now? I don’t care. I just hope the Phillies can string some wins together wearing our standard, not ridiculously ugly caps.
Mandatory Credit: New Era