Baseball players are a superstitious bunch. Take Cubs pitcher Jason Motte for example —
“I always smell my hat,” Motte explained to Tim Kurkjian in this 2013 piece about superstitions. “I don’t know why I do that. Whenever I take my hat off, which I do all the time, I always smell my hat. Guys ask me, ‘What in the world are you doing?’ And I say, ‘I have no idea.’ But it works for me. It makes me comfortable.”
Just taking a peek at the homeless bear that is Motte (no offense bro) the dude’s gear is probably dripping with funk. But with the Cubs in a playoff push, do you think he’s washing his stuff or asking the equipment people for a new cap? Absolutely not.
You, on the other hand, have no excuse for the stench of your favorite cap. We know, we know, just like these guys your cap defines who you are as a fan but even the most hardcore team supporter is allowed to ditch his old stuff for new gear. So go ahead and celebrate your team’s postseason appearance with a sick new Authentic Collection Playoff cap from New Era.
Now we’re not telling you to toss your lucky cap in the garbage, just save it for game time. When you’re at work, at the bar, or counting the minutes until first pitch, peacock the new playoff cap on your dome with pride. You can even wear them in the places you’re not really supposed to wear a cap. When the game gets underway, you do what you have to do to will your team to a W, rank old cap and all.
Because much like MLB players like Motte, every single one of your superstitions is legit. Even if you also can’t explain why.