Mike Richards – Phillies fan – has been talking a lot about his team on Twitter as of late:

Watching the Doc operate!!!!

Another win for the phils!!!!!

I don't see why I can't wear a Yankees hat and still be a phils fan….. Aren't they in totally different leagues?


Two things of note here:

1) Richie really likes exclamations points (!!!!!!).

2) Who are these assholes that publicly voiced their displeasure with Mike's Yankees cap?

I can't. Imagine. Who.

Look, Michael, heres the issue with wearing a Yankees hat… Yes, the Phillies and Yankees are in different leagues. But since the 2009 World Series, and especially after the Cliff Lee sweepstakes this winter, the Yankess are, in a way, considered the Phillies' rival. They – along with the Red Sox – make up the other two parts of the top three franchises in baseball (with the Phillies). Seeing as though the Mets stink and we hate everything New York anyway, the Yankees may be our closest rival that stands between the Phillies and a World Series title.

You didn't grow up in New York, you didn't play in New York, and you never lived in the state. Your Yankees hat just reeks of bandwagonism. If you're truly a Phillies fan – which it seems you are – then take off the Yankees hat and rock the Phillies hat. It's that simple.

No one gives a flying F-bomb what you wear, as along as you keep playing hockey the way you do- we'll love you for that. But don't bitch about Philly fans having a problem with their hockey captain wearing the hat of their team's – your team's – rival!!!

Does that answer your question?