To go along with Players Weekend and the nicknames jerseys, MLB is also rolling out some new wacky hats to match. This is some straight up acid trip apparel that I am unfamiliar with. Are the managers going to be required to wear Kramer’s technicolor dreamcoat?
But seriously, these are some wacky color combos. I’m 100% a jaded man and see this is a blatant marketing cash grab, disguised as a fun, quirky gimmick to show how fun baseball is. Now unsurprisingly you’ve got your usual suspects of teams that did the bare minimum like the Yankees, the Giants, and the Angels.
The Giants and the Angels basically just rolled out their normal hats. Good job, good effort guys.
Then you’ve got teams who said, “Acid? Why not make it 2 tabs, lets fucking go!”
Now theres actually a few pretty sharp hats in here too that take advantage of the wild color schemes and use it to create something fun and eye catching:
This is a choice hat by the Rockies going with their secondary logo, that is a great goddamn hat.
Doesn’t matter if you’re the worst team in baseball if you look slick in a new cap and the Liberty Bell logo here does that as both bold yet minimalist.
Really solid hat here for Minnesota, combining the state outline with the Twin Cities logo.
Unfortunately the Red Sox were not one of those teams, which hurts to say coming from a HUGE hat guy like myself. The Sox Players Weekend hat is a decidedly mediocre “meh.”
The other contenders for “hats I would potentially buy.”
You can never go wrong with a sexy throwback A’s hat. Pair this with a bushy mustache and a YUCK t-shirt to go full Dennis Eckersley and David Price legitimately may fight you on Yawkey Way.
Pirates usually have some pretty solid caps as I am the proud owner of the throwback striped pillbox hat.
This is a solid effort from the Pirates for Players Weekend, probably could’ve used a black brim though to even things out a bit.
Despite the fact I just deducted points from Pittsburgh for going too yellow, the Rays embrace it with the still ridiculous sunburst logo to make an exceptionally loud hat.
Now THAT is how you break down the apparel of professional sports teams. Your move, Uni Watch.