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Syracuse Chiefs - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!

For the third week in a row, I've had the perfect hat to wear to a game and ended up not going however that's not going to stop me from sharing some photos of it. I picked this Syracuse Chiefs hat to wear to the Washington Nationals series at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday but I chose to go see Robert Plant at Forrest Hills Stadium instead.

The Chiefs wore this cap logo from 1989 through 1996.

It's a challenge to ascertain what year this cap is from as it's a DeLong and not New Era, which usually give hints when looking at the sweatband tags.

Disclaimer: I've worn this hat around more than a few times already so it's not as Fresh of a Fresh Fitted Friday as previous weeks. Sorry about that!

This hat would have been a perfect troll on the Nationals as their player development contract runs out at the end of this year and the Mets are going to be setting up shop there in 2019. It's not known where Washington's Triple-A affiliate will be but lots of folks are guessing they will be relegated to Las Vegas which sounds like a logistical nightmare.

Here's my ideal scenario: if the Minnesota Twins do not renew their contract with the Rochester Red Wings and the Baltimore Orioles do not renew with the Norfolk Tides, there is a possibility of a Baltimore-Rochester reunion, which was in tact from 1961-2002. 

The next step is for the Oakland Athletics to have their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas instead of the Nashville Sounds, which is where the Twins affiliate will be. While it's not an optimal situation, it would be their closest affiliate geographically in over 30 years. 

The last move is for Washington's affiliate to be in my hometown of Norfolk, VA but my problem with that union is that the Nationals are the result of the Expos leaving Montreal. Even though I'm still bitter about that, the relationship makes sense. Plus, it means linking the Orioles and Red Wings again and I love it when birds of a feather are flocking outside.

I'll leave you folks with a fun article about a zany promotion that the Syracuse Chiefs are running this year called Brannock Device Night. If you think you don't know what a Brannock Device is, you're mistaken as you've definitely used one before. Enjoy that read!

This cap isn't for sale or trade however don't hesitate to reach out if there's something you like on the Trading Block and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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