I've always believed that if you lift up a Yankees cap, you'll find an asshole underneath. Well, I was wrong and I want to apologize to anyone I've offended in the past. It turns out you'll find a criminal. Take it away New York Times:
A curious phenomenon has emerged at the intersection of fashion, sports and crime: dozens of men and women who have robbed, beaten, stabbed and shot at their fellow New Yorkers have done so while wearing Yankees caps or clothing...So there you have it. Remember this the next time you're out at the yard or having one at a sports bar. If you see a dork in a Yankees cap, go ahead and beat him like a pinata in juvi hall on Christmas morning. You might just stop a crime!
But Yankees caps and clothing have dominated the crime blotter for so long, in so many parts of the city and in so many types of offenses, that it defies an easy explanation.