1. You have chosen to ignore posts from googs81. Show googs81's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    This whole topic can be summed up in one broad statement:

    If you own a blue hat, you're a fan.  If you own a pink hat, your boyfriend is a fan.
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from chelsea0011. Show chelsea0011's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    A beef from the long suffering Sox fans about the newcomers wearing pink? Please!!!!!! As an early 1960's fan I could care less about the attire and welcome new fans. It is much more disconcerning when the ownership is auctioning off monster seats to the highest bidder to continue to line their pockets. Now that's a scandal.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from BillVA. Show BillVA's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    My wife is a die hard Red Sox fan.  When she saw the pink hats she bought one.  Get a life.  She also wears Red Sox earrings.  OMG!
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from redsoxidiotwoman. Show redsoxidiotwoman's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    [Quote]
     "My wife wanted a pink hat and I absolutely refused. "


    Sorry your wife can be so easily controlled. If she wants a pink hat then let her have one.

    Besides, when (if) the Cubs win a World Series all the wanna be, supposedly die-hard Sox fans will be wearing Cubs hats of every color.

    Lighten up everbody.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from aquanet. Show aquanet's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    As a 30 year  die hard female red sox fan I am discusted with the pink hat brigade. Its embarrassing and it make the real women fans look bad as well.

    These Suzie Come Latelies get their boyfriends to buy them a cute hat, take up a seat a real fan could really appreciate and then just talk on the phone, gets up and in the way  in the middle of a 3-2 count to get something to eat and has her boyfriend explain the game as its going on all night long with the rest of us knowing she isn't retaining any of it.

    Green hats, yellow hats baby blue hats and PINK hats = Lame fair weather fans.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from JacqueStrappe. Show JacqueStrappe's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    [Quote] what's the big deal....a fan is a fan.  this whole discussion is stupid.....show support for your team however you want![/Quote]

    My only beef is that wear these hideous ghetto New Era caps are not real fans.   Since the '04 Series many more are proud to wear Sox gear, whereas before they felt unsure of themselves or would rather be a billboard for A&F, Ecko, Sean John, you name it.  They simply want to be associated with a winner.  If i had it my way anyone between the ages of 19 and 60 would first have to name all 7 members of the bullpen as a prerequisite for purchasing any sort of Red Sox attire. 
     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from user_46067. Show user_46067's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    Regarding RedSox13, I am in COMPLETE agreement.  I am a woman and diehard redsox fan, go to 15 games a year, and I would not be caught dead in pink baseball attire - pink regular clothes, sure, why not, but NOT Pink Sox stuff.  And for that matter, purple, light blue, yellow...they should all go.

    The team colors are the team colors...plus the occasional nuetral background of white, or grey on a shirt.

    There are plenty of "pink hats" that are men too, but they can hide behind the regular team colors.

    As a woman who is a true fan, I feel I am constantly defending my knowledge and real fanship because of the recent inundation of "pink hats".  It's hard enough to get any respect as a woman fan of a sport, why diminish your respect by wearing pink.

    It's just wrong - as far as I'm concerned it should be banished from the ball park.  And one day when I have a daughter, and she wants pink, I will explain to her she can have anything else she wants, because real fans wear the team colors.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from borderjumper. Show borderjumper's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    Complaining about "pink hats" is not an attack on women although to stifle discussion of the larger topic at hand it is certainly a useful strategy. The problem is that so many of the people who claim to like the team know so little about the game or why things are done as they are by the players and management staff or how difficult it is for the people playing, coaching, scouting and umping the games on a daily basis to get to and stay at the ml level. There is a large dedicated audience composed of people from both genders and all races who do know these things and are the best fans in mlb then there are the people who go to the games because it is the trendy thing to do and yell and scream at the players, manager or umps when something doesn't work out for the sox. They are the pink hats and they come in both genders.
    I often like to joke with people that there is a whole other league that plays at the ml level and people might enjoy watching some of that too. I started doing this when, during the 04 series, I found myself having to explain to so called sox fans about the reasons why the Cardinals were doing what they were doing in terms of making runs, double switches and the like. .
    The complaint isn't about women, it is about so called fans who only go to this because it is trendy and will move on once the team has another bad ending as they did in 06 when it suddenly became very easy to get tickets as the season wound down. On the other hand, having them around is the cost of success and, as a sox fan, the best you can do is educate them if possible or ignore if necessary. the bigger part of the problem is the sox marketing staff who've decided that promising people a winning team all the time and a focus on things other than baseball is the way to go. That's why Theo putting his foot down a couple of years ago was so great because it meant that somebody over there pays attention to building the product on the field all the time and has authority over that.
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from bf23. Show bf23's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    [Quote]No it's because when the Sox weren't winning you were no where to be found, now that they are on top of the world the "pink hats" think it's trendy to root for the Sox and attend a game or 2. Wait till they have a loosing season and we will see how many pinkys are at Fenway.[/Quote]


    well that might be the case for most - not for everyone. i am a die hard fan. i was raised in a sox house and never miss a game. so before you judge everyone with a pink hat - think again.
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from dff701. Show dff701's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    My 9yr old daughter wants to sit with me and watch the games and she loves her pink hat..... I love that!  i have been a fan since I was 4.   if you have a problem her pink hat,  you need a life.  we are all Red Sox fans... who cares what you wear.

    get off you pompous soapbox!!
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from aquanet. Show aquanet's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    If you are at a game and you get a pink hat in front of you can be sure that they will be on the phone, getting up and blocking your view at every impotrant at bat there is to get a drink or go to the ladies room and /or will have their boyfriend explainging everything that is going on, every second of the entire game, with the rest of us stuck within ear shot knowing full well, pink hat really doesn't care and she isn't retaining any of it.

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from lovenyc. Show lovenyc's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    Why would anyone wear a baseball hat - other than play baseball - or a bad hair day? They are the most unflattering things on anyone - m/f in any color!
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from TSRVT. Show TSRVT's posts

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    Hey, Jacques,  WHo the heck do you think you are, that you get to determine who is a 'real' sox fan and who is not?  Sounds to me like you have an oversized sense of self-importance, probably to make up for being undersized elsewhere in your anatomy.  Get a life, you loser.  What a sick joke you are.

    [Quote]My only beef is that wear these hideous ghetto New Era caps are not real fans.   Since the '04 Series many more are proud to wear Sox gear, whereas before they felt unsure of themselves or would rather be a billboard for A&F, Ecko, Sean John, you name it.  They simply want to be associated with a winner.  If i had it my way anyone between the ages of 19 and 60 would first have to name all 7 members of the bullpen as a prerequisite for purchasing any sort of Red Sox attire. [/Quote]
     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from Ltown1. Show Ltown1's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    The city of Boston has changed dramatically throughout the past 2 decades.  The downfall of the Irish Mob, the yuppification of the old neighborhoods like Southie and Charlestown.  

    The locals are having to put up with alot of change in our beloved city.
    The Red Sox are our team.  Fans take their Red Sox very personally.

    With the Red Sox recent success, and with the signing of high profile players like Pedro and Manny, suddenly the Red Sox tickets started to become difficult to get.   Much like the plentiful parking in southie, buying bleacher seats on the day of the game are long gone.  

    People don't realize that Fenway belongs to the fans as much as the Red Sox do.   The original fans can remember the shirtless fans brawling in the bleachers.   I remember as a kid that I would watch the bleachers more than the game cause I didn't want to miss a fight.  If you got stuck in a long line at the bathroom you could get back to your seat and ask anyone in your section what you missed and you'd get a knowledgeble and concise update.  

    Fans in the old Fenway knew their team and loved their park. 

    It had character.

    The new Fenway has too many corporate fans.   Too many people who are willing to pay too much money just because the Red Sox are the popular team now.   We have to sit through games listening to the conversations of the people around us.  Businessmen treating the game like a meeting and clueless out of towners who know nothing and are just happy to be there.

    The pink hats have come to personify those people. No character, just bandwagoneers.   Only at the game to be seen and to be able to say to their coworker that they were there. 

    Most couldn't even give you the current lineup if you asked.  

    That's L.A.    Boston isn't L.A.   We are the anti L.A. 

    Pink hats in Fenway?    

    If you're going to go to Fenway but your not a real fan,  have some respect for the locals.  Your in their park, if they find pink hats offensive,  don't wear them.  

     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from hal9000. Show hal9000's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    These discussions are amazing. All about the color of a hat and largely unfounded inferences about what that says about its wearer.

    I do not know how the pink hat trend got started. But I know two women who are diehard Sox fans like me (a Mass native, life-long, mid-50s, but I'm a guy) who wear them. They do not know each other, so their independent responses to my question about why they wear the pink hat seems to suggest at least one pattern: They both wear pink accessories, including hats, as a breast cancer awareness statement; regardless of what MLB designates to be pink for BC awareness, some women have decided that pink worn by a woman is the universal code for BC awareness.

    So before any more folks imply that all 'pink hatters' must be 'sunshine fans' or 'newbies,' or whatever other clever negative attribute they can think up, please be aware that some of those pink-hat wearing women are true Sox fans who have also lost mothers or sisters to breast cancer and are concerned for their own health, and are trying to raise awareness by wearing pink in any form they can. In other words, unless you KNOW the person, be careful what motive(s) you apply to their hat choice.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from JaclynM. Show JaclynM's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    How is this news, and secondly who cares?  Do you take issue with people whoe wear yellow or baby blue hats?  It is just a color.  Any store selling caps has a whole rainbow of colors, pink is just one of them.  it is fascinating that the color hated is pink because for the most part only women would wear these.  Are you implying all female fans are posers?

    Honestly,  does it really matter if someone is new to liking a sport?   Are they infringing on your rights by enjoying a baseball game?  Maybe you should focus on things like sanctions on North Korea getting dropped, the housing market falling even further or  the drastic  decline of the  Dollar.  These are the things THAT MATTER and actually have an affect on YOUR LIFE.
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from harrylook. Show harrylook's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    I hate the pink hats.  The pink hats love Coco because he has a cute name that matches the name on their sunglasses.  The pink hats spend more time texting their pink-hatted friends than watching the game.  The pink hats are up out of their seats on the way to the bathroom AGAIN?  The pink hats only know the players on the Red Sox.  The pink hats have no sense of history - they only started watching in '04.  The pink hats think the wave and "Sweet Caroline" are the best parts of a Red Sox game.

    Even my six year old daughter wears a real, blue Red Sox hat.

    C'mon, pink hats - admit you don't even like baseball....
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from Bynxers. Show Bynxers's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    I am regularly asked by my in-laws and friends why I haven't "converted" to being a Sox or Pats fan. They say: "You have lived here for almost five years now and this is your home now- why don't you root for them???"


    I always respectfully reply that I greatly respect Boston teams and envy them and the fans- but that is as far as I will go.  When asked why I say that as a life long Philadelphia fan who can't even remember one sports championship in my lifetime, I would rather be MISERABLE and LOYAL  than  bandwagon.  This pretty much defines what Boston fans have been for years and years and now all of the sudden- where did this major fan base come from?  Where were all the Pats fans across the country when I was a kid?  Where were all of the Sox fans?  This is a  recent phenom  which I am sure will happen in Philly one day if they ever  start winning like crazy.


    I find it humorous  to  meet  up with  high school  or college  acquaintences  that have since moved  to Boston from PA and low and behold, they are wearing  Sox caps or Pats jerseys (pink hats included).  Guess they forgot  what loyalty  was all about...


    Further-  I  think  the  article  makes  good  light  that  much  of this  strife  is centered  around the  gentrification  of Fenway and  the Sox.  As the area  around the  park  becomes one  of the  trendier  sections  of the  city and  prices rises, in  addition to  the  insane cost  of tickets  now-  I  am sure many are feeling  the angst that  comes  along with  "the beautiful  people"  being able to enjoy  all the  Sox have to offer  (including  "pink/green hats" who are  actually from  Maryland or something who spend the  game  on cell phones and 'networking') and then everyone else now has to pack in at the Cask or stay home. In other cities, people can get to games and they can hit the bars around the park, Boston has changed and much of all of this sound to me just like growing pains and being adverse to change.

    But then again- the team has changed to. When I was a kid all the way until they won the first Series- they were the spunky little team that could, the underdog you wanted to root for. Now, especially when looking at ticket prices and payrolls- they are just as corporate as the oh-so-hated Yankees.

    Thank goodness for ther NL- maybe not as good, but nowhere near the drama...
     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from southie77. Show southie77's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    WHY DO  REAL FANS wear  NON  TEAM COLORS anyway? I have never understood this. Clearly you are more interested in fashion than the team if you are rocking sox gear in off the wall colors (pink or otherwise).

    The Pink hat has become a metaphore to encompass all bandwagoners, and those who fall into the category are the biggest joke going......I don't lose sleep over it, like the article implies, but  in general the pink hat is a dead giveaway that you are just at Fenway to be seen. And if you  know nothing about the team and just suddenly get all excited when they are winning, you'll be called a pink hat.
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from 13lucky. Show 13lucky's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    Success in any sport is going to bring in new fans. Don't the owners want to put a good product on the field/court/ice in order to attract as many fans as possible? If you were an owner of ANY business, wouldn't you try to get more customers?
    This pink hat stuff is a little silly. In all sports, whenever a team is successful there will be more fans. This is the way it is so I don't know why people would be upset.
    You can't have it both ways. Either a team is successful and tickets will be difficult to get, or a team stinks and nobody wants to spend money to see them. This is nothing new and has nothing to do with the color of any hat.
     
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  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from southie77. Show southie77's posts

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    "A beef from the long suffering Sox fans about the newcomers wearingpink? Please!!!!!! As an early 1960's fan I could care less about theattire and welcome new fans. It is much more disconcerning when theownership is auctioning off monster seats to the highest bidder tocontinue to line their pockets. Now that's a scandal."


    No, thats business. I know in  candyland they only play professional sports for the competition and "for  the fun of it", but in the end its a business, big business. Which ironically is why they offer pink hats for sale to begin with.

    LOL at those crying 'sexism' over this issue,  you must be the same ones still whining about Hillary losing to that socialist Obama.

    McCain 08!
     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from egh3. Show egh3's posts

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    [Quote]That has got to be the dumbest statement I've ever heard. "I can't wait for my team to suck again so I won't have to see some pink hats!"  If we have to deal with some pink hats and keep winning World Series, then sign me up.[/Quote]

    Agreed. People need to lighten up. My daughters love their pink hats and love wearing them to school on Red Sox day. The people complaining are the same idiots that get drunk and yell obscenities in front of little kids in the bleachers. Or wear the offensive Yankee t-shirts that just display how ignorant they are. Quit complaining and stop taking yourself so seriously. Whoe the hell made these people judge and jury anyway?
     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from TSRVT. Show TSRVT's posts

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    What a jackass.  I doubt you can even spell Red Sox, genius.


    LOL at those crying 'sexism' over this issue,  you must be the same ones still whining about Hillary losing to that socialist Obama.

    McCain 08!
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  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from jete02fan. Show jete02fan's posts

    Your thoughts on pink hats

    [Quote]

    It is a sad day when something like this is newsworthy. This from a town that is noted for turning on their players faster than a pack of dogs on a three legged cat.

    [/Quote] GM all, just a thought, wouldn't it stand to reason that teams that sell their team's hats in pink market them to the female fan, who otherwise might not exhibit any interest in the team or baseball period,besides i think most women don't wear a hat at all(you know,gotta have that hair seen..LOL!!) 
     

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