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Good question. Will a Sun reporter ever ask him that question? I doubt it.

I'm not speaking for Buck but see my earlier post. I believe he is adjusting to the time and place in which he exists. I applaud him for it.

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The hat issue isnt the biggest issue but its a legitimate issue for some. It symbolizes much of what is wrong in our society. Its stupid to wear a baseball hat that way. Its not meant to be worn like that. Its no different than wearing your pants down around your knees so everyone can see your skid marked boxers.

For some of us the hat thing is just bothersome because of what it represents - stupidty, as well as the decline in our society. Its just ridiculous.

The Skankees have a team policy on facial hair, NO? You wanna be a Yank, you shave. The Orioles could do the same with hats. You wanna be an Oriole, you wear your hat correctly and decently. It sends a message. We have standards in our organization. We do things well. We do things properly.

As our society continues to decline the hat issue isnt that big a deal. But it does represent much of what is wrong in our society and its natural that some would be bothered by it.

Its not just self expression - its about stupidity.

It's a matter of taste and certainly not stupidity. That is, unless you believe that anyone with taste different than yours is stupid.

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Do people really think Pedro's hat is the cause of his problems? And blowing bubbles makes Jones drop fly balls? Do people really think that?

People are hardwired by genetics to distrust differences, and when they're mad about a dropped fly ball they don't have the self-control to not say the first thing that comes to mind. If I typed everything I thought I'd be labeled a certified lunatic.

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Do people really think Pedro's hat is the cause of his problems? And blowing bubbles makes Jones drop fly balls? Do people really think that?

I don't think the hat is the problem. But he should wear his hat the right way. This isn't some ghetto in the dominican republic and I am sure his ghetto style is turning off potential fans to the game. He should have the right to have long hair and facial hair if he wants but he should wear the uniform correctly.

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I don't think the hat is the problem. But he should wear his hat the right way. This isn't some ghetto in the dominican republic and I am sure his ghetto style is turning off potential fans to the game. He should have the right to have long hair and facial hair if he wants but he should wear the uniform correctly.

I think this might be the worst comment on the hat situation.

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So are you against baggy pajama pants like David Ortiz wears? Should socks be high or is it OK to have them completely covered?

The NFL has become so strict with their uniform policies, its kind of refreshing to see a little variety in baseball. This is supposed to be fun after all.

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I don't think the hat is the problem. But he should wear his hat the right way. This isn't some ghetto in the dominican republic and I am sure his ghetto style is turning off potential fans to the game. He should have the right to have long hair and facial hair if he wants but he should wear the uniform correctly.

So do you get on Brian Roberts for not wearing his stirrups and bottom of his pants the correct way? How about David Wells when he used to wear a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL jersey that often came untucked? Or Matt Wieters when he regularly wore a batting helmet for catching that didn't have the current, approved Oriole logo?

I always thought Strop wore his hat that way so that his pitching arm wouldn't knock it off his head when he's throwing.

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Oh please. The only reason for Pedro to wear his hat straight is so that people like you can't do your old-man-fist-shake-get-off-my-lawn routine whenever he has a bad game. Instead of criticizing his game, now you have to criticize his game AND OH YEAH WEAR YOUR HAT STRAIGHT, SON.

:rolleyestf:

And I was just gonna let your "ghetto" comment slide, but it's a style thing not an economic/race/ethnicity thing. You sound bigoted when you make that conclusion and it should be pointed out. If wearing a hat crooked turns people like you off to the game, then good.

One of baseball's problems is that the demographic of the fanbase includes way more grumpy old men than most other sports. Those folks not only have views that turn off the next generation of fans, but they also won't be around real long to spend money on the game.

I can only imagine the Civil War vets who got turned off by Cap Anson playing a whole game wearing a fake beard in the mid 1890s. Talk about disrespecting the game's traditions.

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I don't think the hat is the problem. But he should wear his hat the right way. This isn't some ghetto in the dominican republic and I am sure his ghetto style is turning off potential fans to the game. He should have the right to have long hair and facial hair if he wants but he should wear the uniform correctly.

Really? Who? 70yr old men who live on farms. If anything, it's attracting a younger audience.

I find all of this a bit hypocritical on the part of us, the fans, considering that thousands take part in the Garry Glitter "Hey, You suck!" chant. Talk about classless and turning people off to the game.

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The NFL has become so strict with their uniform policies, its kind of refreshing to see a little variety in baseball. This is supposed to be fun after all.

The NFL's uniform is also integrated into this whole up-armored setup designed to minimize the chances 320 lb guys smashing headlong into each other at sprint speeds don't result in death. You start letting guys do whatever they want with what they wear and lawyers and trauma surgeons start putting deposits on new Ferraris.

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Oh please. The only reason for Pedro to wear his hat straight is so that people like you can't do your old-man-fist-shake-get-off-my-lawn routine whenever he has a bad game. Instead of criticizing his game, now you have to criticize his game AND OH YEAH WEAR YOUR HAT STRAIGHT, SON.

:rolleyestf:

And I was just gonna let your "ghetto" comment slide, but the hat thing is about style and personal preference; it's not an economic/race/ethnicity thing. The game isn't in danger of turning into a scary "Dominican ghetto", so rest assured. You sound bigoted when you make that conclusion and it should be pointed out. If wearing a hat crooked turns people like you off to the game, then good.

I don't care about whether he pitches well or not the hat wearing thing is ghetto. And the closer from the Dominican team does the same ghetto hat wearing. The NBA makes play suits on the way to games. The NFL polices there players as well. Teams likes the Yankees have crazy no beard of long hair rules. Pedro can wear his hat the right way or he shouldn't be out there. Nothing about old man fist shake. Next he will be wearing his pants around his ankles. He is in uniform for the team. He should look he is a professional. Nothing bigoted about my comment. There are white people and latinos in the ghetto as well wearing their hats crooked.

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I think Hall of Famer Frank Chance from "baseball's sad lexicon" would be annoyed that Pedro Strop has copied his look over a century later. He perfected the tilted cap in the ghettos of his home city of Salida, California.

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I don't care about whether he pitches well or not the hat wearing thing is ghetto. And the closer from the Dominican team does the same ghetto hat wearing. The NBA makes play suits on the way to games. The NFL polices there players as well. Teams likes the Yankees have crazy no beard of long hair rules. Pedro can wear his hat the right way or he shouldn't be out there. Nothing about old man fist shake. Next he will be wearing his pants around his ankles. He is in uniform for the team. He should look he is a professional. Nothing bigoted about my comment. There are white people and latinos in the ghetto as well wearing their hats crooked.

Maybe you'd feel more comfortable as a Yankee fan, so your sensibilities won't be insulted.

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