Tuesday, September 2, 2008

And it's not even pink!

I'm having hat issues.

As all 9 of our readers know, I grew up in the Boston area and am a huge Red Sox fan. But I've been living in San Diego for 3 years now, and since I'm here, I go to a lot of Padres games. The Padres play in the National League, and lately have been pretty terrible, so I didn't have much of quandry about cheering for them. The one time they played the Sox in interleague, I rooted for close games, ultimately won by the Sox.

But on Friday night, I took it to a new level. I bought a Padres hat. It looks like the one pictured above, except instead of a white front, it that "sand" color of the Pads away uniforms. It cost about $25 and fits my head like a glove.

I wore it the next morning on a coffee run, and instantly felt weird about it. Like I was cheating. Now its sitting on top of my dresser, taunting me. A harlot trying to temp me away from my myriad Red Sox caps.

Did I make a huge mistake? Am I just an over-analytical freak? Are you really still reading this? I can't decide if I've made commited a huge act of betrayal or not here. Help me Pink Hat Nation, you're my only hope.


Red said...

It's obviously okay because 1. Padres play in the NL and 2. You live in this city now.

Give in!

Dave H said...

Seriously, Liz

Cut yourself, I'm pretty sure you also bleed sand and navy, or whatever those colors are called.

Liz said...

Haha, at first I thought you were telling me to cut myself because I'm a traitor.

words words words said...

If you're a Padres fan, does that mean your blood changes chemistry every few years when jersey sales start flagging and the team searches for yet another graphic identity? Like, did you bleed brown and yellow in the 70s, and then orange and blue in the 90s, and sand and navy now?

Mathdude said...

Trust your gut, don't wear it! Wear the Red Sox hat and flip off the people who give you gruff. That's what I'd do. Of course I'm a Yankee fan.

Dave H said...

Brown and Yellow, Francis. 4 life.