The Baseball Desert

Monday, June 09, 2003

Woke up this morning to find that the Yankees had again lost to the Cubs, and that the Red Sox had kicked the crap out of Milwaukee. This is the kind of thing that used to worry me - not the Red Sox now being a 1/2 game ahead of the Yankees (there's still plenty of time for their June swoon), but the Yankees losing a series - but it does so less and less, and I think I've finally worked out why: it's a cap thing. I used to have just one baseball cap - a Yankees home model - and the Dark Side of the Pinstripe was able to exercise full control over my mind and baseball allegiances. However, over the past year or so, my collection has grown (Mets, Phillies, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Indians...), and the more caps I have, the less I seem to care about the Yankees. Who knows - maybe the other caps have magical powers? I wore my Phillies hat yesterday, and they took both games of their doubleheader against the A's...Hmmmm...

Shopping list for today: one Expos cap.