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The Orioles spring training cap is terrible.

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Much rather have the "angry" bird logo pictured left. Wonder why this logo has never been used on a official hat? I've seen it on just about everything else Orioles.

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On 2/6/2020 at 9:08 PM, accinfo said:

The one thing this cap has done is brought is universal consensus here at the Hangout for maybe the first time.  Everyone hates this cap!!

Except atomic, of course.

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