New Red Sox promotional slogan for 2009: We're Armed And Should Be Considered Dangerous ... or, Wanted In Connection With Fun And Excitement!
Anyway, Boston's new hanging socks logo made its television debut last week; it's apparently the hat of choice for bank robbers. This suspect allegedly hit a TD Banknorth in Chicopee, Mass.; the story catching the eye of Dan Lamothe of Red Sox Monster, who is a native of Chicopee.
Yes, you got it: Less than 24 hours after the new "hanging Sox" hat was unveiled by Red Sox management as an option for some games in 2009, it became an accomplice in the apparent robbery of the bank I first used as a big-eared 7-year-old.
If this story wasn't already getting weird enough, police also told The Republican that they believe this robbery is connected to two other robberies in the area, including one in West Springfield that led police to release this photograph:
No, Mr. Lamothe didn't Photoshop that last one. It's the AL East bandit! His crime spree will end, of course, when he wears an Orioles cap and no one takes his demands seriously.
Police Seek Suspect In Robbery Of Chicopee Bank [Mass Live.com]
'Hanging Sox' Allegedly Commit First Bank Robbery, Still At Large [Red Sox Monster]