The Oakland A’s are one of the more storied franchises in major league history. Their nine World Series championships, including four since their move to Oakland, are tied for the third most in MLB history. It is understandable that A’s fans would want to revel in that glory.
However, one can leave it to New Era to take a positive and make it a negative. They have proven once again that they must be stopped as they have created yet another abomination – the Count the Rings collection.
New Era creates yet another terrible Oakland A’s hat
This may be a good idea in theory. The championship years could all be on a side panel with the team logo front and center. There would be ways to make this hat relatively decent, even if it is not everyone’s stylistic choice.
Instead, New Era once again took a decent idea and made it into a disaster. The front of the cap is too busy once again, with a ring superimposed over a 9 on one side of the front panel and ‘World Series 1974’ on the other side. It is just too much.
One also has to wonder why New Era hit upon 1974 as the year that is being specifically celebrated. Yes, it was the final championship in the A’s three-peat in the 1970s, but they were also the first dynasty in the American League. Likewise, their most recent title came in 1989, a championship that is remembered for the Bay Area Earthquake and the A’s sweeping of the rival Giants.
But no one asked. Likewise, no one is willing to stop New Era from creating more and more hats that few people want. Maybe, if the designs were better and more thought out, some of these ideas would not be a disaster. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
New Era has created yet another horrendous Oakland A’s hat. Someone needs to stop them because they are not going to stop themselves.