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.â†µ
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.â†µ
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.â†µ
â€œWhy people pick the Yankees over the Mariners, I donâ€™t know,â€ said Detective Mark Jamieson, a Seattle police spokesman. â€œIt just happened to be an article of clothing he was wearing on that particular day.â€â†µ
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.