The fat cat in the hat
The Orioles are giving away floppy hats to the first 25,000 fans 21 and over on Friday night, which may be why they are calling it Floppy Hat Night, though it could just be an amazing coincidence.
In the interest of public safety, I acquired one of the reversible floppy hats in advance and tried it on in the press box tonight. I think it will be fine for normal-sized heads, but one size apparently doesn't fit all. Even the Orioles public relations staff thought I looked like Mr. Met, and they gave it to me hoping to get some publicity for the giveaway.
This, by the way, is part of a series of blog entries in which I test items around the ballpark. I test-drove the $11 crab pretzel on Wednesday night. It was a little pricy, but it tasted way better than the hat.