Elmer Fudd and the Flap Caps

John MeyerContributor IOctober 28, 2008

Has anyone else noticed the new hats with weather flaps sporting the field in this wet and wild World Series?

A few nights ago, in Game Four, I noticed Joe Maddon in the dugout and I thought, "Does that hat have flaps?" Maddon never flapped down his flaps over his ears but I immediately saw this odd looking cap and was wondering if this was a special order for the little boys from St. Pete who were foreign to the brisk Philly air. But last night in Game Five the Elmer Fudd look could be found on the field by B.J. Upton, Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, Jason Bartlett, Shane Victorino, and Jimmy Rollins.

I did some research and it seems as if the caps, made by MLB hat maker New Era, were released this spring during Spring Training but had not been debuted on a field until the World Series. There is no official word from New Era or MLB.com on how to order a flap cap, but with winter vastly approaching, I'm guessing they will be a hot item in the weeks to come.

I'm still undecided on what's being called the "Elmer Fudd" look. Part of me thinks, "Wow, that's kind of cool. I can support my Twins pride and stay warm in the freakin' cold Minnesota winter!" The other part of me thinks, "Wow, those are really nerdy!"

Let me know what you think of the funky caps. Leave a comment below...Would you wear one?