In 1881 the future National League wanted to upgrade its image and target a more upscale fan base by doubling ticket prices, banning gambling, and outlawing alcohol sales. Several team owners who happened to be brewers refused to accept the new rules and banded together to form what would eventually become the American League. The National League attempted to discredit the new league by dubbing it the Beer and Whiskey League. This, of course only made the new league more popular. Duh!

Monday, May 03, 2004

Hat me, baby

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine looked at my White Sox hat and said, "Did you start wearing that before or after Dr. Dre?" That reminded me that at one time Sox gear was actually a close second to Raiders gear amongst the gangsta rap contingent. It looks like the Pale Hose are starting to get national wardrobe recognition again. Sort of (not really). Apparently, Britney Spears is wearing a Birmingham Barons hat in her new video. The Barons are the White Sox AA affiliate. Funny how the writer states that "the reason for her sporting the Barons black and white, classic 'B' logo hat has yet to be determined," even though that's pretty fucking obvious. Britney's no genius, but she does know her initials. Of course, I would love to be wrong here, and find out that Ms. Spears is really a diehard minor league baseball fan. Maybe her favorite player is Tetsu Yofu and she loves manager Razor Shines.