Baseball caps with the logos of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals were passed out to each of the seven Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday — a gesture of thanks for the county’s work on bringing the teams to West Palm Beach for spring training.
But only one of the caps saw any action. In other words, six county commissioners wouldn’t put the caps where they’re meant to go — on their heads.
“I don’t want to mess up my hairdo,” commissioner Priscilla Taylor joked.
For a few seconds, commissioner Melissa McKinlay did try on a Nationals cap as the county commission meeting ended. But that didn’t last long.
None of the commissioners wore the caps when they gathered a few minutes later with team officials for a group photo.
For the photo, County Mayor Shelley Vana held the caps in her hands.
At least one county commissioner publicly explained her refusal to wear the caps: Pittsburgh native Mary Lou Berger.
“If you think a Pittsburgh Pirates fan is going to put on of these hats, you are sadly mistaken,” Berger said to the teams.