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September 16, 2010

Yankees Caps Popular Among Criminals: "[D]ozens of men and women who have robbed, beaten, stabbed and shot at their fellow New Yorkers have done so while wearing Yankees caps or clothing," the New York Times reports. "Since 2000, more than 100 people who have been suspects or persons of interest in connection with serious crimes in New York City wore Yankees apparel at the time of the crimes or at the time of their arrest or arraignment. ... only about a dozen people in the same review were found to be wearing Mets gear."

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:18 PM - 16 comments

Just don't wear those Yankee caps in B-more!

posted by tron7 at 04:06 PM on September 16

"He wears it and makes it look cool," Ms. Bailey said of Jay-Z and the cap. "It's almost like the Yankees have acquired a kind of street rep, a coolness."

It's Jay-Z's fault. That is what popped in my mind before I even read the article.

posted by bperk at 04:20 PM on September 16

I dunno, being the richest, most popular, most successful team in baseball may have something to do with it. What a non-story.

posted by MKUltra at 04:40 PM on September 16

only about a dozen people in the same review were found to be wearing Mets gear."

Wearing a Mets anything should be an actual crime. Also, what MKUltra said.

posted by dyams at 04:46 PM on September 16

Love for the city of new york sells yankee caps also. It doesn't mean the wearer is a fan of or has even ever watched a baseball game.

posted by justgary at 05:22 PM on September 16

"Shit, I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can."

-Jay-Z, Empire State of Mind

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:47 PM on September 16

As a Red Sox fan, I resent this. Plenty of criminals wear our hats, too.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:20 PM on September 16

The manager of the Butte, MT AA club, the Fightin' Black Balaclavas, was heard to comment, "What are we? Chopped liver?"

posted by BitterOldPunk at 04:37 AM on September 17

I bet a higher percentage of NY criminals wear their pants below their ass or their shorts just above the ankles.

Heaven forbid they should ever come up with a hybrid of this.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:50 AM on September 17

Spike Lee no doubt would like some mention for being early with the NY thing.

As a Red Sox fan, I resent this. Plenty of criminals wear our hats, too.

A few heartbreakers and homewreckers wearing the pink ones.

posted by beaverboard at 08:16 AM on September 17

As a Red Sox fan, I resent this. Plenty of criminals wear our hats, too.

And they're all bank robbers in one square mile of Charlestown.

posted by rcade at 08:50 AM on September 17

Love for the city of new york sells yankee caps also. It doesn't mean the wearer is a fan of or has even ever watched a baseball game.

That. The Yankees logo started showing up a lot after 9/11.

And they're all bank robbers in one square mile of Charlestown.

This is actually looking like a pretty good movie, but the nun thing is freaky.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:13 AM on September 17

That Affleck movie? I think the Charlestown as bank robber capital of the world thing goes back to the '60s at least.

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on September 17

I dunno, being the richest, most popular, most successful team in baseball may have something to do with it. What a non-story.

I think it has something to do with the criminals wanting to be associated with all things money and power....and oh yeah, EVIL

posted by Demophon at 03:09 PM on September 17

Evil is cool. Don't forget that.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:10 PM on September 17

And they're all bank robbers in one square mile of Charlestown.

I will take credit for providing you with the set up for this awesome punch line.

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:01 PM on September 17

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