Got this crazy tid-bit of news from a co-worker of mine the other day. Sent me an article titled “MLB, Yankees not happy with baseball caps linked to gang symbols”. So apparently the ones in question are the blue bandanna hat series pictured above because the blue bandanna represents the Crips gang. The other one is the red bandanna hat series, because that represents the Bloods, and the third is the gold crown series because that represents the Latin Vice Kings.
Both MLB and the Yankees insisted they were unaware of the symbolism in the cap designs, with the New York team noting they were never given a chance to review the new hats until they were already for sale.
The team was “completely unaware that caps with gang-related logos and colors had been manufactured with the New York Yankees logo on them,” said a Yankees statement. “The New York Yankees oppose any garment that may be associated with gangs or gang-related activity.”
Read the rest of the article at CBS Sportsline.
More pictures of the other hats after the jump.