Motsinger: We know why you wear a baseball cap

From Carol Motsinger at the Cincinnati Enquirer on April 2, 2017, with mention of SABR member John Thorn:

Chance the Rapper’s brown and white baseball cap matched his suit. It shaded his eyes from the spotlight when he accepted three Grammy awards Feb. 12.

Earlier that day, designers for Public School dressed models in a familiar firetruck-engine red hat for the New York Fashion Week runway.

Just this past Saturday, a couple donned Nike headgear at Queen City Radio in Over-the-Rhine. Black-and-white his-and-hers.

They watched the flat screen above the bar. It broadcast the Gonzaga basketball players’ celebration on the court, each sporting a Nike cap coordinating with their trophy.

The next afternoon, President Donald Trump wore his red cap at a golf course in Virginia.

And Monday, when the Cincinnati Reds jog onto the field at Great American Ball Park for Opening Day, they will each wear the fresh, fitted hats they received Sunday afternoon. Even though there is no specific Major League Baseball rule requiring them to do so.

The modern-day baseball cap is a national tradition, a ritual on and off the field.

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Originally published: April 3, 2017. Last Updated: April 3, 2017.