This morning I bought a fitted (size 7 3/4) Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 All-Star Game hat from Lids.com. It normally retails for $39.99, but I got it for only $20.00 because it’s now on clearance. I like nice looking baseball hats, but I find it morally reprehensible to pay full retail for almost everything, especially nice looking baseball hats.
I’m cheap. Even if I won the lottery and became a multimillionaire, I would still gravitate towards the clearance area when entering a store. It’s who I am and it’s what I do.
While on the Lids website, I saw this year’s MLB All-Star hats. This year’s All-Star Game will be played in Washington D.C. at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. I’ve been there only once. I didn’t enjoy myself. Our seats came with cup holders mounted on the back of the seats in front of us. My cup holder was where my left knee should have been. I’m taller than a normal male human. It made for a very uncomfortable experience.
I’m not a fan of the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper, Nationals Park, or their cup holders, but this year’s All-Star Game hat looks pretty nice. Technically, it’s the “work out” hat.
It retails for $39.99. That’s too salty for my blood. That means I will have to wait two years to purchase one. I just hope in 2020, there will still be size 7 3/4 hats available. I realize waiting like that will be a roll of the 20-sided dice. Even if this hat will be on clearance by then, they might not have my size.
That’s just one of the risks of being a baseball hat cheapskate.