My buddy Brad Morgan (Cincinnatti guy, but he reluctantly became a Cub fan after moving here) did this thing one time.
We used to HATE the Mets.
Back with Strawberry and Gooden - that team.
We went to a Met game (Cubs won!), and Brad bought a Met hat.
I didn't know what he was gonna do...
After the game, we're walking down Clark, all the traffic's barely crawling because it was a mob scene.
This one car is full of Met fans, and they see Brad's hat.
"Hey brother!" they yell out the window, "Go Mets!"
Brad goes, "Oh, you guys Met fans?"
Brad pulls a lighter out of his pocket, sets the hat on fire.
"Well, I ain't."
Brad's a big guy, so the Met fans stay in their car.
He puts the burning hat under their front tire.
They move a couple feet in the traffic, running over the hat.
He picks it up again and does it again and again til the hat's a flat smoky cake-thing.
Anyway, I told Wyatt that story.
That's why he bought the Cardinal hat when he was in St. Louis.