The cap maker has launched a specialty cap in tribute to the 30 Major League Baseball teams. Each hat is designed as a homage to the original city with “city inspired elements” but in most cases it looks like a bunch of clipart images slapped onto a hat.
The Toronto Cap features iconic local food: poutine. https://t.co/o3SUrcFTMK https://t.co/aYugZEHm6v pic.twitter.com/e41uFI35dp
– Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) May 25, 2021
The Toronto Blue Jays version isn’t the most glaring of the bunch, as the Toronto cap featured Canada’s signature red maple leaf, Toronto area code 416, the classic World Series logo. from 1992 and the logo of one of Canada’s most famous dishes: poutine. .
Funny enough, the origin of poutine is linked to Quebec, not Toronto, so a better choice for a Six-inspired dish might have been a Jamaican galette or a peameal bacon sandwich.
In an interesting turn of events, just hours after these caps were released, it looks like New Era has pulled the entire local market line off their website.
New Era has removed the brand new local market line from its website.
– Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) May 25, 2021
Links to the original caps now lead to a “Page Not Found” site. Considering the speed and unfavorable fan reaction to these creations, it’s no surprise that the caps were retired right away.
The designer of these horrible MLB New Era “Local Market” hats: pic.twitter.com/6hbOzh8HMU
– Steven Bellah (the / he / son) (@steven_bellah) May 25, 2021
New Era released new “Local Market” caps for all 30 MLB teams. Here are some examples.
– FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 25, 2021
Who in New Era approved the “DeSiGn gRaPhIc est ma PaSsIoN” approach for their local market caps? pic.twitter.com/wdjqzl7ud5
– Chuck Sudo (@bportseasoning) May 25, 2021
New Era released their “local market” series with a cap for each team that includes “city inspired elements throughout the cap”. Thoughts on the DC-centric edition of the Nationals? pic.twitter.com/KUI1LGqHaA
– Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) May 25, 2021