Each day, a dozen or more young men stroll into Queens Supreme Court sporting the Cincinnati Reds' signature red-and-black cap.
The fashion trend doesn't mean the borough has stopped rooting for the Mets in favor of this year's National League Central champions.
Veteran prosecutors say members of the Bloods — the largest and most dangerous gang in Queens — have worked the red "C" into their wardrobe in a direct slap at blue-themed rivals the Crips.
Queens' top gang prosecutor complains the brazen thugs wear the cap to intimidate witnesses or show solidarity with brother gangsters.
"They should not be coming into this courthouse wearing their colors," says Mariela Palomino Herring, the chief of the Queens district attorney's gang violence bureau. "This is our territory, not theirs."