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Why the Nats should drop the "W"


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I've never really liked the "W" logo, and this made me laugh. I bought something from Walgreens the other day and noticed, for the first time, the "W" on the bag. I immediatley thought "Nationals" because the "W" on the bag was large and by itself. I'm not sure if anybody noticed or cares but just take a look.

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That's absolutely hilarious! As an aside, I've actually heard rumblings about Democratic congressmen (and women?) griping about having to wear a red cap with a big "W" as if the caps are somehow GWBush hats in disguise. There is so much unintentional comedy here.

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That's absolutely hilarious! As an aside, I've actually heard rumblings about Democratic congressmen (and women?) griping about having to wear a red cap with a big "W" as if the caps are somehow GWBush hats in disguise. There is so much unintentional comedy here.

Then all us yellow dog dems in the blue states will just have to wear the navy road hat, HA! :flagusa:

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In a somewhat related semi font match...I've always thought the Royals script kind of looked like the Lysol font.

Take a look...

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They're somewhat alike, but completely different :P

Then all us yellow dog dems in the blue states will just have to wear the navy road hat, HA!

Wow, you got us rednecks good. Of course, the road caps still have a giant "W" on 'em...

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:sleeping: I've heard, read and IIRC posted about the red v. blue, W v. DC cap political connotations already. Leave it to political wonks (not a shot at you, Ball-Wonk) to make something out of nothing. The "pretzel W" is clearly an homage to the expansion Senators in an attempt to tie the District's baseball past to its future.

The Nats are also paying homage to the original AL Nats/Senators by failing to hit for power at home and, perhaps, by having a large number of Latin American players on the roster. (That'd be a good jumping off point for discussing Joe Cambria's scouting work and the evolution of Latin American players' role in MLB but it's probably outside the scope of this board.)

Often during the many years between 1971 and now people asked me whether my original '69-71 Senators cap was a Walgreen's promotional item, for their company softball team or some such. After a while the only worthwhile response was a :rolleyes: .

I thought the answer here would be that the "W" should disappear because the Nats have stopped adding to the "W" column.

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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but the "W" that they currently use was only used by the second Washington AL team that ended up the Texas Rangers.

The "W" used by the much more historic team (taht became the Twins) was never this one, but more of a very basic "W"

So the "history" this "W" brings back is not all that great.

(I really, really, like the blue cap though, so it's OK with me)/

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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but the "W" that they currently use was only used by the second Washington AL team that ended up the Texas Rangers.

The "W" used by the much more historic team (taht became the Twins) was never this one, but more of a very basic "W"

So the "history" this "W" brings back is not all that great.

(I really, really, like the blue cap though, so it's OK with me)/

You're correct, it was used from 1963-71.

FWIW I bought one of the new blue road caps this spring, but haven't bought one of the red home caps because (1) I don't live in the DC metro area anymore, hence less likely to see them at home and (2) I still have that ratty old Senators cap.

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That's nothing new to have it look like something else. The W looking like Walgreens is total coincidence...this however is not. The Brewers made their M look close to the M in Miller Brewing Company.

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Notice I said close...not exact. Either way you can tell they want you to feel the harmony between Miller and the Brewers.

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