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 Giants placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day disabled list with a right thumb sprain, per an official announcement on Friday. Pence initially sustained the injury during the club’s home opener on April 3, when he dove to intercept a line drive double from Robinson Cano and jammed his thumb. Weeks of playing through the pain hasn’t worked, so he’ll take a breather while the Giants give outfielder Mac Williamson a chance to start in left after getting called up from Triple-A Fresno.
Pence, 35, wouldn’t pin his recent struggles on his injury, but it’s clear that he’s having difficulty finding his footing this year. He slashed a meager .172/.197/.190 through 61 plate appearances in 2018, collecting just one extra-base hit and two walks during the Giants’ dismal 7-11 stretch. While it’s far too early in the season to make any final judgments, it doesn’t look like the veteran outfielder will be replicating the .275+ average, 4.0+ fWAR totals of years past (at least, not anytime soon).
Williamson, meanwhile, has gotten off to a hot start in Triple-A. Prior to his call-up this weekend, the 27-year-old batted an incredible .487/.600/1.026 with six home runs and a 1.626 OPS through his first 50 PA. A hot Triple-A bat doesn’t always survive the transition to the majors, but the Giants will use all the help they can get — especially as they take on the AL West-leading Angels this weekend.