New Era has unveiled new area code hats to recognize each home city with symbols to represent that city. The Royals cap is a bit....confusing?
Okay, a saxophone, because you know, jazz. Then we have all the area codes in Kansas, including cities several hours away near the Colorado border.
But where is 816? You know, the area code the stadium sits in? Where are any of the Missouri area codes?
At first I thought, “okay maybe this is just a Kansas hat, and Missouri gets its own cap.” But no, this is the cap with Kansas area codes and.....a map of Missouri? With the Kansas City city flag. And a pig. And the saxophone. I kinda wish the pig was playing the saxophone.
There is a lot going on here. And I have so many questions. Like how. And why. And how. And dear god, why?
Fans seemed to love it.
my area code is on it, as well as the instrument i played in junior high, therefore, the hat is Good. pic.twitter.com/rrY5PUHQZX— Hunter Samuels (@HunterSamuels) May 25, 2021
If Mondesi isn't wearing the new hat, he can stay on the IL as far as I'm concerned.— David Lesky (@DBLesky) May 25, 2021
And they are not only popular in Kansas City, but all over baseball.
Oh this is the worst looking hat I ever saw. When you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? pic.twitter.com/e4421Bps65— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) May 25, 2021
Wow I gotta say the Reds did amazing with their New Era city hats pic.twitter.com/iAPD4dawT8— Webster (@NCDinosStan) May 25, 2021
Nice of them to list all the zip codes where MLB TV is blacked out pic.twitter.com/0a8DZFG4ZM— Kate Feldman (@kateefeldman) May 25, 2021
okay, so check this out.— Miller Park Drunk (@millerparkdrunk) May 25, 2021
the cubs have deep dish pizza on their hat, the red sox have a lobster roll (maybe?), the diamondbacks have a burrito (i think), and the brewers have a badger.
are we supposed to be eating badgers? pic.twitter.com/4pC8XXrQ5z
"Hey boss, can a cap design just be the team logo and a whole bunch of stuff associated with the city just kinda slapped on?"— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) May 25, 2021
"Don't be ridiculous. Of COURSE it can!"
MLB Design Group, Three Months Ago pic.twitter.com/Phme5q5yDU
Anyway, you can buy them here for the low price of $40. Hope to see you at the next homestand representing the 316!