For some reason, the generation(s) older than mine have some belief that wearing the hat of a Major League Baseball team means that you are a fan of that team. Nearly every time I wear one of my MLB hats some old guy sees me and makes a comment about whatever team whose hat I’m wearing on that particular day. Many times it’s a throwaway comment and we both move on with our lives without more than an acknowledging head nod from myself. But nearly as often it’s a comment that requires me to respond by telling the guy that I’m not actually a fan of the team whose hat I’m wearing. When this happens the look I receive in return is a mix of surprise and befuddlement.