Rappers and Baseball Hats: NL Central by Cody Wiewandt January 18, 2012 Wherein I continue to milk this gimmick for all it’s worth. Today, rappers doing baseball stuff all things National League Central. Houston Astros Houston has a pretty good rap game going, but not a great picture-taking/uploading/archiving of rappers wearing Astros hat going, so you get Paul Wall in jorts. Chicago Cubs Cubs hat, Bulls sweatshirt, Cheetah pants, Lil’ Wayne. Pittsburgh Pirates Duh. Cincinnati Reds So here’s the thing: Cincinnati hats are heavily associated with the BLoods, because of the ‘blood’ red color. And the Game (or The Game, or whatever) is associated with the Bloods. Hence the hat. BUT Here’s the other thing: The only hat just as associated with gang culture is a blue Dodgers hat (the Crips, arch-nemesis to the Bloods), and the Game, besides reppin’ a crisp red cap is also reppin’ a LA face tattoo. Sup with you, the (The) Game? Regardless, as the opening line to his joint “Red Nation” states: “Throw your muthafucking Cincinnati hats in the sky.” St. Louis Cardinals Duh. Milwaukee Brewers I really think that Ma$e only wore this hat just because it has an ‘M’ on it. Which helped me out a lot on this post. I don’t know if you guys know, but Milwaukee isn’t a hip-hop hotbed. Thanks Ma$e! Now go sign some SOPA/PIPA petition. Like this one here.