To ensure that American consumers never lack the latest in branded attire,Ã‚Â MLB periodically develops a whole suite of new batting practice caps. Ã‚Â The whole collection was leaked to the incomparable Uni WatchÃ‚Â today. Ã‚Â 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 — likeÃ‚Â faux ear flapsÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â piping that runs from the bill to the crown. Ã‚Â That said, I’m not positive I love the inclusion of Mr. Redlegs on a cap. Ã‚Â He’s quite a detailed little chap, and doesn’t make a great transition to Ã‚Â 2 1/4 inches. Ã‚Â They’d probably have been better served to just put his head on there. Ã‚Â I also agree with Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas that the black road version is unnecessary.
What do you think? Ã‚Â Is this something you’d buy? Ã‚Â Any favorites, other than the Reds? Ã‚Â I like the Astros, Blue Jays, and Mets.