A sickly-sweet and deeply weird image re-tweeted many times across the Interwebs Friday, after being flagged by ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell:
The Cubs won the NLCS in 2003? Well, if the hat says so…
But, alas, we had to investigate this capped challenge to the historical record, which has held for a decade that the Florida Marlins and Steve Bartman beat the Cubs in seven games that year. We went to the hat’s owner, Wicker Park resident Kevin Rohr (@kmrohr).
He emailed us the following explanation:
Actually, my father works for (an) apparel company and (one) of his customers produced the hat and returned it to him after the Cubs lost. This was given to him as a gift because his customer knew he was a Sox fan. I wear it to Cubs games and those North Siders actually give me high fives! I do get a lot of ugly looks as well. Most of these rejected items are sent to poorer countries.