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Another thread mentioned how cheap Rays caps are on ebay, which kicked up my curiousity. While searching, I came across this little doozy...

WTF, Mate? This thing is baaaaad.

Sorry I can't post the pic; my computer at work won't let me right-click.

I'm not the best judge of counterfeits, but this thing....ugh. Are these for real?

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Another thread mentioned how cheap Rays caps are on ebay, which kicked up my curiousity. While searching, I came across this little doozy...

WTF, Mate? This thing is baaaaad.

Sorry I can't post the pic; my computer at work won't let me right-click.

I'm not the best judge of counterfeits, but this thing....ugh. Are these for real?

I don't see why not. If you're going to counterfeit something, wouldn't you want to counterfeit something somebody would actually want to buy?

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Another thread mentioned how cheap Rays caps are on ebay, which kicked up my curiousity. While searching, I came across this little doozy...

WTF, Mate? This thing is baaaaad.

Sorry I can't post the pic; my computer at work won't let me right-click.

I'm not the best judge of counterfeits, but this thing....ugh. Are these for real?

I don't see why not. If you're going to counterfeit something, wouldn't you want to counterfeit something somebody would actually want to buy?

Very well said.

I found another one for The Fugly Awards, but this one doesn't look fake, just sad. With a color-scheme-creep. Everybody's favorite add-to-the-color-scheme-color....Black!

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why do you question that these are counterfeits? Fashion caps are made every year and can look like anything.

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The first one is absolutely appaling. But I can see the locals at Del Boca Vista donning those lids before a rousing game of canasta.

As for the second, I sympathize with the excess of black in virtually every color scheme. On the merit of the hat itself, I think it looks pretty good. Black is really the only color for it, maybe white. If you did the purple (or whatever the D-Rays' secondary color is) it'd look terrible.

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the 1st one looks like it came from a florida Gas N Go type place. the second one not so much

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why do you question that these are counterfeits? Fashion caps are made every year and can look like anything.

Yeah, take a stroll through a Wal-Mart or Sears clothing department and you'll see some of the worst hats and T-shirts you've ever seen.

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Why else do they offer those low, low prices? Only way to get that crap of the shelves.

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I'm far more intrigued by this.

Anyone notice something about the team name?

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Yeah, no "Devil." Was the issue of renaming the team ever resolved? And if so, what was the "winning" name?

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You know me...my purpose in life is the continuing education on team colors:

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TampaBayDevilRays_FRC_9999_SOL.jpg

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What's really sad is that I won that top hat out of a claw machine in Fargo, ND one day.

What's even sadder is that I was trying to win it.

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I personally like that hat.I have one like that,execpt it's for the Astros with the 90's logo.

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I'm far more intrigued by this.

Anyone notice something about the team name?

I wouldn't read too much into that; the copyright is from last year and it's a girl's shirt, so they're prolly just going for a more innocent look.

As for that first hat, it screams mid-90's, and I have a few similar looking ones of various other teams. I guess cream colored-stuff and elegant typefaces were kinda like today's black and piping....

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What's really sad is that I won that top hat out of a claw machine in Fargo, ND one day.

What's even sadder is that I was trying to win it.

I want to know why you were at a claw machine in Fargo, N.D. That's the real question.

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For fun in 2002, I worked for one day as a beer vendor at Al Lang Field. I got a t-shirt and hat to look professional. The shirt read "Tampa Bay Rays." So, no, that's nothing new.

By the way, tip your beer vendors. They work hard.

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Those hats are fashion caps, not official caps.

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