Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Red Cap, Blue Cap

Washington, DC, is a political down. We've got all three branches of the federal government within the borders of the District, and you can't swing a dead cat in this town without hitting a lobbyist trying to influence one of the branches.

And, as we know, some of those people are "Red" people and some of those people are "Blue" people. In fact, when I offered an extra Nats home cap to a "Blue" friend of mine, he said to me that there was no way in hell he'd ever wear something red with a W on it.

Which got me to thinking, why not actually play up the political nature of DC in the Nationals' uniform habits? In 2004, many talked about how the outcome of the Redskins' last home game was an accurate predictor of the presidential election. How about having the outcome of the presidential election affect what the Nats wear on their caps?

Here's the idea. When the Republicans hold the White House (as now), the Nats should wear the Red W caps at home, and the Blue W caps on the road. When the Democrats hold the White House, the Nats should wear the Blue W caps at home, and the Red W caps on the road.

Like it? I do. I don't know if someone has had this idea before, but it seems a good way to add a little juice to the Nats and give a bow to the politics in DC.

I mean, after all, we should have at least one grandstand named after members of Congress.


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