I saw this in the news today, via the ABC Eyewitness News site -
A January murder outside the China Club in Midtown now has police looking for eight men.
The NYPD says the eight are wanted for questioning in the January 23 incident. Police released pictures of the suspects in the hopes that the public will help locate them.
Up to five of the eight appear to favor New York Yankee baseball caps.
Here’s the picture:
Just about everyday, almost without fail, when using Google News looking for “Yankees” stories, I’ll get some story about a mugging, bank robbery, or some other crime, because the suspect committing it is described in the story as “wearing a Yankees cap” (or hat). And, the search results give me that news report because of the “Yankees” reference.
I wonder if this bothers the Yankees in any way? Sure, there’s nothing they can do about it – and it’s not their fault. But, I don’t think anyone wants their “brand” to associated with hoodlums and thugs as much as Yankees hats are, do they…even if they had nothing to do with it?