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Seattle Police Confused By Criminals Rocking Yankee Hats Instead Of Mariners Hats

This humorous look from the New York Times at the preponderance of New York Yankee hats in crime blotter reports is a must-read. To boil it down: when there’s a crime committed anywhere in our country, chances are the perp is rocking NY on his head.

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Somehow a Seattle Police spokesman winds up in the article, expressing confusion regarding a local suspect’s decision to mug a female senior citizen while sporting NY headgear rather than a Mariners hat.

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In July, a young man in a Yankees cap assaulted an 81-year-old woman in her home, about 2,800 miles from Yankee Stadium, in Seattle.

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“Why people pick the Yankees over the Mariners, I don’t know,” said Detective Mark Jamieson, a Seattle police spokesman. “It just happened to be an article of clothing he was wearing on that particular day.”

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Perhaps Seattle Police should consider turning their attention to Safeco Field, where 25 men all clad in Mariners hats are robbing fans blind night after night.