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Yankees ‘Wild Card’ hat sweeping New York


The Yankees new Wild Card hat being sold on Modell’s site for a mere $24.99
is understandably sweeping New York, and while some reactions haven’t
been as favorable as others, it seems to have struck a chord with almost everyone.  Below are some of the reactions from fans, players and coaches:

"If I see one person wearing that hat, they will get a swift donkey punch. I will take their hat, light it on fire and then shove it up there f**king nose." — Brian, 30, passionate Yankee fan

"I heard they’re coming out with a whole line of these hats that say ‘Designated Hitter,’ ‘Trading Deadline,’ and ‘1-Game Playoff.’" — Noonan, Sports Hernia staff

"That looks like a nice hat for the bandwagon Yankee fans on Long Island. Eat it yah dingleberries, stay on your island." — lifetime Yankee fan from the Bronx

"While receiving my wild card hat, I had to sign for the delivery and when I attempted to do so, all ten of my fingers immediately cracked and became dislocated, and a tendon in my elbow ruptured.  I have not seen the hat yet, but the Yankee fans should know I’ll be back and better than, well, just better."
— Carl Pavano

"I like bubble writing. It funny." — Melky Cabrera

"Reminds me of the steaming dump I just took." — Larry Bowa

"It’s kewl." — some chick on AOL

"I didn’t get one." — Kei IrabuGawa via translator

"F**k you." — anonymous Bleacher Creature

"My mustache almost attacked it." — Ron Guidry

"I like edible hats." — Shelley Duncan


  1. binh

    October 1, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    chipper jones once said “now all the mets fans can go home and put on their yankees caps”

  2. Beeker

    October 1, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    I heard IrabuGawa was given a Devil Rays practice jersey instead of a Wild Card hat. Poor guy.

  3. Andrew Gordon

    October 1, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I would wear this hat because I have a weird spot on my head I’d like to cover up. Anything is fine.

  4. ZYF

    October 1, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    “Now my son can have a hat that is just like him, retarded” – Jorge Posada

  5. Pick a Yankee, any Yankee

    October 1, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    I left mine on the HGH tap in the locker room. I tried to get back to it, but the line was too long.

  6. Non-Jacka$$

    October 1, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    It looks retarded, like most Yankee fans.

  7. Red Sox Fan - Bear

    October 1, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t understand the problem? It’s how they slid in this year right? If you own it, wear it.

  8. Nice

    October 1, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    “Kei IrabuGawa via translator”


  9. NYYMazda

    October 1, 2007 at 9:31 pm


    You’re an ignorant piece of shit. Your comment was not only cruel, idiotic and fucked up, it isn’t accurate. Posada’s son had a cranial defect which has been corrected, he has no mental defecit whatsoever, you inbred, trailer trash son of a bitch.

  10. Todd Helton

    October 1, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    I’m definitely getting a Rockies ‘1-Game Playoff’ hat.

    I freakin’ love this idea!

  11. Kyle Farnsworth

    October 1, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I put three 45-pound weights in my Wild Card hat and jogged with it up a steep hill, all while drinking a Milwaukee’s Best.

    I rule. You don’t.

  12. Non-Jacka$$

    October 1, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Ok, I guess mine was a little insensitive as well. Please replace the first retarded with stupid and the second retarded with a$$bag. Thank you.

  13. Boohoo Schilling

    October 1, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    I prefer the “We were 14.5 games behind the Red Sux and narrowed it to 2!” hat. I alternate it with my “Homotek” cap or my “We Make Schilling Cry” one.

  14. Bosox guy

    October 2, 2007 at 2:47 am

    Would you prefer a “Rivera crashes again” hat? I still think that a “2004: We blew it” hat would be good.

  15. Tom Glavine

    October 2, 2007 at 6:01 am

    I’ve got “We Shit the Bed” hat.

  16. NYYinATL

    October 2, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Who on earth would want a “Wild Card” hat?

    Oh, wait. Mets fans.

  17. Jason Giambi

    October 2, 2007 at 9:08 am

    I have one, but I only wore it once. Because once it came in contact with my hair, the grease and gel casued it to immediately disintegrate.
    Anyone know where I can get another one?

  18. Curt Schilling

    October 2, 2007 at 9:14 am

    I paint my socks red

  19. Bob

    October 2, 2007 at 9:52 am

    As a Red Sox fan, I’d be proud to own that hat.

  20. Mike Mussina

    October 2, 2007 at 9:57 am

    That stupid hat still won’t get me a ring in 2007.

    -Mike Mussina

  21. bill jacobs

    October 2, 2007 at 11:49 am


  22. bill jacobs

    October 2, 2007 at 11:50 am

    yankess fans === INBRED PIECES OF INCEST SHIT

  23. -Red Sox Fan

    October 2, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    That’s what you wear when you can’t win the division!

  24. duh

    October 2, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    “INCEST” is not an adjective you f*cking moron.

  25. Anon

    October 2, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    “That’s what you wear when you can’t win the division!”

    And as a Red Sox fan you should know all about that since it’s taken 12 years for your team to win the division.

  26. anon

    October 2, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    “And as a Red Sox fan you should know all about that since it’s taken 12 years for your team to win the division.”

    At least we’ve won a championship this millenium…

  27. Kryptonite

    October 2, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    George Steinbrenner:

    “I’ve spent the most bloated payroll in sports history, and all I got was this lousy Wild Card hat.”

  28. Boston Beanfarts

    October 2, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Red Sox fans talk a lot of sh*t considering they have one World Series championship in 86 years. WE RULE!!! LET’S GO PAAK THE CAA!

  29. Wackamole

    October 2, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    If it weren’t for the Wild Card (which was created especially for the Red Sox), they wouldn’t have even WON their ONLY World Series in 80 years!

  30. Jeff Clark

    October 2, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Jeff Swift wishes the hat was in pink!

  31. faggotry

    October 2, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    i still have my ‘roid-Rage T-shirt… hm

  32. Grimsrud

    October 2, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    “At least we’ve won a championship this millenium…”

    Yes, Red Sox fans, when you compress time to shorter spans, you can make yourselves look better. Why don’t you win 20 more championships and then we can talk, you know, when we’ll be tied.

    It is a pretty dumb hat though.

  33. Jeff Clark loves Zach

    October 2, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Jeff Clark and Zach Anable need to stop rubbing each other over the Red Sox winning the division. Two Red Sox lovin’ poofs.

  34. Fenway Fanatic

    October 2, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    I hear A-Fraud ordered a dozen of ’em….to give to his girlfriends…

  35. fsggy

    October 2, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    ass holes cant find one for sale!

  36. Redsox Fan

    October 3, 2007 at 8:06 am

    2004 the worst choke in the history of sports, 86 years was well worth the wait for that, oh ya throw a championship ring in there is not so bad either. LETS GO REDSOX!!!

  37. Joe Torre

    October 3, 2007 at 8:46 am

    I’m saving my money for the official Red Sox champagne goggles. They such a bunch of fags they can’t even celebrate like men.

  38. Richard Moneyshot

    October 3, 2007 at 11:40 am

    “2004 the worst choke in the history of sports, 86 years was well worth the wait for that, oh ya throw a championship ring in there is not so bad either. LETS GO REDSOX!!!”


  39. Kryptonite

    October 3, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    “2004 the worst choke in the history of sports, 86 years was well worth the wait for that, oh ya throw a championship ring in there is not so bad either. LETS GO REDSOX!!!”

    Now the Yankees have baggage too.

    Say “Bill Buckner” to a Sox fan and see what happens.

    But now you can say “2004 ALCS” to a Yankees fan, and watch the smug sense of superiority just EVAPORATE!


  40. Rodney King

    October 3, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Can we all get along?

  41. Red Sox Fan

    October 3, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    We Sox fans are used to being thrilled chanting, “WE’RE NUMBER TWO! WE’RE NUMBER TWO!” every year. Nice to take the division for a change. And I, for one, have the utmost respect for the Yankees. We only hate them because they win so much! Great comeback just fell a little short this year. Mixed feelings about a rematch of the 2004 ALCS… On one hand, anything less would be an anticlimax, but on the other hand, I’d rather we face ANYONE else instead. GO RED SOX!

  42. Billy Wagner

    October 3, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    “2004 the worst choke in the history of sports,…”

    Used to be. Until the 2007 Mets.

  43. Redsox Fan

    October 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    I beg to differ….. There will never be a choke like the 2004 Stankeys, it only took 4 games for them to blow it. It took the mets 17….. Right Joe?

  44. Nyer

    October 3, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    To comment above – the Mets choke was worse simply because their choke involved teams like the Nationals (two series) and the Marlins (two series), among other crappy teams. Pretty bad.

    Atleast Boston was a great team.

    BUT, considering the magnitude of the Yanks choke, since it was the ALCS, it might be fair to call the chokes even.

  45. Gerrard Sir Hornypants

    October 3, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    success takes hard work…

  46. Redsox Fan

    October 3, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    There is no bigger choke then the Stankey’s in the 2004 ALCS, that is a fact. lets see how the pin stripes do tomorrow….

  47. c.c. sabathia

    October 10, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    If the cap fits, wear it!

  48. Redsox Fan

    October 10, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Well I guess that ends that little tiff about choaking. where will Arod, Torre, Posada and your closer be next year? maybe they will be wearing Red Socks, have long hair and be a bunch of idiots. Na, they are not the type to have fun or win…. Ha See you next year !!!!! Na, Na, Na, Na – Na, Na, Na, Na – Hey Hay -p GOOD BY !!!!

  49. j

    August 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    too bad the players were all juiced!

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