'Straight Outta Compton': Baseball Fans Mock White Sox Hat "Fail"


In a 1986-set scene, Eazy-E wears a hat that didn't exist until the '90s.

As moviegoers checked out Straight Outta Compton this weekend, boosting its domestic box-office gross to $60.2 million, some eagle-eyed baseball fans noticed a blooper in the film's opening scene.

The movie opens in 1986, with Eazy-E sporting a black White Sox hat with the intersecting-letters "Sox" logo, which the team didn't adopt until the '90s. The logo, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the White Sox's own website, didn't make its first appearance until 1990, with the team officially adopting it in 1991. The retro-looking logo, USA Today's For the Win blog points out, was based off of old logos, but that specific design hadn't been used before.

Dr. Dre famously wore the hat in the "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" video, but that was in the '90s.

To add insult to injury, the anachronistic Sox cap is included in a New Era hat collection inspired by the movie.

In 1986, the Sox were sporting a more linear and colorful "SOX" logo, as seen in the below photo of infielder Julio Cruz.

CBS Sports helpfully Photoshopped the scene to show what Eazy-E would look like wearing the correct hat.

Compton distributor Universal, the White Sox and a rep for Compton director F. Gary Gray have not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

Check out some of the tweets from moviegoers who noticed the hat error.

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