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There are 30 major-league baseball teams, 15 in the National
League and 15 in the American League. Already widely
are baseball caps featuring the logo of one team. In theory a
could be turned inside-out and put on the head; imagine that
a cap now displays a different
team logo. With appropriate
stitching (3 layers, with a black cloth layer in-between to
any visibility of the "inside" logo) it should be very difficult to
that this is a 2-logo cap.
The company making these officially licensed caps (you license
the use of the logo, so you don't necessarily have to tell the
baseball owners about these special caps) can offer a much
variety of caps, than only 30. Any of the 30 logos could be
paired-up with any of the other 29**, for a total of 870
caps. (EDIT: that number is erroneous, as explained in an
annotation. Actually there would be 435 different caps.) Your
target market is anyone who likes baseball, the
more than any particular baseball team. And "collect the whole
set!" is what you try to get those customers to do. (That
quantity causes this Idea to be Half-Baked, although for
someone who has a favored team, only 29 caps might constitute
a "whole set", all having the favored team as one of its two
When two teams meet to play a game, the proud owner of the
appropriate cap wears it to the game. A favored team would
its logo displayed throughout most of the game, with the cap
having the relevant side out. If the favored team loses, the
owner can quickly/discreetly invert the cap and now display the
logo of the winning team, and join the festivities of the
**Note that while two teams in different leagues (example: New
York Yankees and New York Mets) may very rarely play each
other, it is most certainly possible. Think "World Series".
Teams from different leagues do play each other during the regular season, not just the World Series. [Vernon, Feb 26 2015]
There do exist a few non-team-specific MLB caps.... [Vernon, Feb 28 2015]
||I don't think your heart hormones would be too
||[wjt], see again what the main text says about the "target
market". It is quite possible to favor a team without being
fanatic about it (even though the word "fan" is short for
||Any true emotion, even small amounts, takes investment. It can handle ups and downs but not flip flopping. I'm sure that's not what emotion was evolved for. Logic, of course, can and does flip flop as many times as you want.
|| I am just saying you have to leave the heart at the door to back multiple teams.
||Your caps might be valid if you could back, emotionally, the plays or arts in the arena rather than any one team. Though, it would truthful to symbolize that fact to the fanatics.
||I've seen a fan slapped in the back of the head for wearing the wrong cap, so bonus dough if it projects a false, defensive logo from behind.
||[wjt], "major league baseball" or MLB does have its own
logo, different from that of any one team. I didn't think
about caps with that logo on it (perhaps assumed that it
might be there along with a team logo?). Now I wonder
what a team-fan would think of someone wearing a cap
that only had the MLB logo on it....
||I made a mistake in my original computation of the
total number of this
type of cap. For the first team, say the Yankees, there
would be 29 caps. For the next team, say the Mets,
there would be 28 MORE caps, but not 29 because the
Yankees/Mets cap already exists as part of the Yankees
group. For the next team, say the Red Sox, there would
be 27 MORE caps, because the 28th would already exist
Yankees group, and the 29th would already exist in the
Mets group. And so on. So the total number is
29+28+27+...+3+2+1, or compute-able as (29*30)/2, or
435 different caps.