Last week we got a look at the Yankees spring training cap with the pinstripes on the bill. Today Sportslogos.net has every team’s caps and jerseys.
There’s a lot to take in. The one that is getting all of the attention is the Mariners’ cap which looks pretty rad. Behold, the return of the trident-M!
That’s outstandingly strong. There are some other good looks as well.
A bad look: The Braves’ secondary spring training cap, which has a Tomahawk on it:
Even the Indians are wise enough to go with a Block-C for spring training. The Braves use of native American iconography is not quite as bad as Wahoo, but it’s regrettable, and using the Tomahawk puts one in mind of the Tomahawk Chop Braves fans do, and that’s a flat out racist display. I wish they’d just scrub all of it.
Anyway, if you’re into spring training gear, go check it all out.
The Red Sox are the latest team to extend the protective netting at their ballpark this winter. According to a statement by club president Sam Kennedy, the exact dimensions of the netting have yet to be determined, but it will likely stretch “all the way to Field Box 79, down the left field line and then all the way down to almost Canvas Alley in the Field Box 9 area.”
Fenway Park received additional protective netting prior to the 2016 season, when the netting behind home plate was lengthened to the home and visitor dugouts. Per Kennedy’s statement, the current expansion should cover everything but the outfield corners, making it nearly impossible for a line drive foul to reach fans in the lower boxes.
After a toddler sustained serious injuries from a 105-MPH foul ball to the face at Yankee Stadium last September, over half of all MLB teams decided to take more extreme preventative measures in advance of the 2018 season. The Brewers, Cardinals, Braves, Astros, Royals, Pirates, Rangers, Padres, Nationals, Mariners, Phillies, Mets, Reds, Blue Jays, Giants, Yankees, Twins and Indians are among the organizations to address the issue over the last several years, while others have yet to take significant action.