We’re less than a month away from the start of MLB’s Spring Training, and we’ve yet to see an official release of this year’s BP or Spring Training Cap. Personally, I don’t mind — these caps are just an annual goodie dump — but I know a lot. you Since we care about collecting these caps, new cap designs for 10 MLB teams labeled “2023 On-Field Batting Practice” were posted on many merchandise sites yesterday (one like this). All 10 teams are from the American and National League West divisions.
I put the Oakland cap at the top of the page because it’s green and the best.
Do you want to see them one by one rather than all at once? You can, buddy:
At least for now, there’s no indication of designs for the other 20 teams, but they’ll probably be coming soon.
Some quick thoughts:
- Obviously, most of these look ridiculously bland because of the solid white (filled white?) areas.
- See how they added the “SF” logo to the Giants’ cap. Connect uniform”? They also did it for last spring’s hat (and it looked just as silly now):
- I believe the spring caps are the same as these but with the FL and AZ logos on the sides.
Like I said, don’t care about the design as these are just dumb toy dumps. Your mileage may vary.
(Thanks to @Metsfan4life on Twitter for letting us know these things first.)
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Former Uni Watch contributor Jimmy Parker tweeted this Cub Scout ad in the 1977 issue of Scout Magazine. boys life. Some notes:
- I see that you’re trying to relate the two uniforms, but it’s strange that you can’t even see the Cub Scout uniform. I mean, that’s what they’re trying to advertise, right?
- Interestingly, the ball player has only one batting glove in his top hand. The style was not unheard of at the time, but rather unusual. I was. Who..? (Someone on Twitter suggested Cecil Cooper, but I couldn’t find a photo of him with his gloves on only.)
- 1977 was the Blue Jays’ first season, and that might explain the somewhat Jays-esque display lettering.
- Given all of this, I suspect there was some kind of promotional partnership between the Cubs and the Cub Scouts. It looks natural, right?
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It’s rare to see a baseball team with both the city/state identifier and the team name appearing on their jerseys, but the 1911 University of Arkansas team spelled “Arkansas” on the placket, while the “Razorbacks” Compressed by a very strange configuration of the chest. Sensational!
(thanks Twitter-er This is @charliehog. )