To ensure that American consumers never lack the latest in branded attire, MLB periodically develops a whole suite of new batting practice caps. The whole collection was leaked to the incomparable Uni Watch today. There’s some unfortunate stuff going on — the Braves have gone all in on the “Screamin’ Indian” logo, and grey appears to be the new teal — but in all, the hats are better than their predecessors.
I’m especially thankful that they don’t have the goofy touches from years past — like faux ear flaps and piping that runs from the bill to the crown. That said, I’m not positive I love the inclusion of Mr. Redlegs on a cap. He’s quite a detailed little chap, and doesn’t make a great transition to 2 1/4 inches. They’d probably have been better served to just put his head on there. I also agree with Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas that the black road version is unnecessary.
What do you think? Is this something you’d buy? Any favorites, other than the Reds? I like the Astros, Blue Jays, and Mets.