UPDATE: Well, either Collins was misquoted earlier today or else he changes his mind in the past four hours, because now Collins is being quoted as saying that he does not care how Cespedes wears his cap. Carry on.
10:10 AM: Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that “Terry Collins is not a fan of Cespedes wearing his cap backwards around the cage like Griffey Jr.” and that he will “mention it to Cespedes.”
And here I thought that we’d only have one Yoenis Cespedes-based cultural clash today. Guess we get two!
I have no idea why this is an issue now. What’s next? Going after guys for saggy pants? Liking Public Enemy or Body Count? Being a Leno instead of a Letterman guy in he talk show wars? How are backward baseball caps an issue in the year 2016? I figured we were past that, especially given that we spent all of December and early January talking about how Ken Griffey Jr. was the greatest thing since sliced bread and how his Hall of Fame plaque should feature a backwards cap.
Oh well. At least this little thing isn’t 100% pointless. It made me Google “Ken Griffey Jr. backwards cap” and I found this article from last month in which Griffey explained why he wore his cap backwards. Note: it was not because he was some iconoclastic avatar of youth and/or thug culture. It was because he wanted to be like his dad.